"The graduate scheme provides challenging and fulfilling work, where graduates are given the opportunity to take ownership and contribute from the off."
I have been on the Highways England graduate scheme for a year now and have really enjoyed the challenges it has brought. I have had a variety of placements across the business, working within different teams on multi-million pound infrastructure projects, but have also had the opportunity to deliver some smaller cycling improvement schemes myself. It is really satisfying to see a new cycle path being used by a community and realise you helped put it there.
Support from managers has been fantastic and there is a genuine desire from the business to help graduates improve their knowledge, enhance their skills and develop professionally. I have received lots of support, both on a day to day basis with managers, and for long term development from a dedicated team helping me map out my career in project management.
The graduate scheme provides challenging and fulfilling work, where graduates are given the opportunity to take ownership and contribute from the off. I am really enjoying my work and would really recommend it to anyone interested in project management.