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Summer Internship - Digital

Computing/Technology/Data Science/Cyber Security.

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About us

National Highways operates, maintains and improves England’s strategic road network made up of motorways and major A roads. These vital arteries account for a third of all traffic, carry two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and are relied on by 98% of the UK’s businesses.

Increasing levels of investment are leading to all manner of innovations. But with 4,300 miles of motorway, 20,000 bridges, underpasses, retaining walls and other kinds of structures, our work continually increases in scale and complexity. Not least as we bring £27.4 billion-worth of projects to life, boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety.

We are Highways England

This short film describes the purpose of Highways England. Our purpose sits at the heart of everything we do. It drives what we do and how we do it. We exist to connect the country.

About the programme

Are you interested in a career in digital/IT after graduation? If you are currently in your 2nd year at university and are considering a career in an IT or a digitally focused world, then National Highways may have the perfect summer opportunity for you. Our 9 week summer internship will be in our Digital Services department where we are working towards a digital future that includes autonomous vehicles, quicker, sustainable construction and safer, digitally connected roads. 

We’ll support your development throughout the placement, where you will be working with colleagues in one of 3 areas; Data Science, Cyber Security or Service Operations.  You will be given a project to deliver with support from our industry experts.  This is a real chance to learn on the job in a large organisation that spends around £5billion a year to build and improve the strategic road network. A great way for you to develop marketable digital and business skills and help you step up into the jobs market when you finish your course.

This role is to begin in July 2022.

About you

We are looking for students who are in their second year seeking a summer internship opportunity. Good communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team and maintain good relations with people. You pride yourself on your integrity, and on the quality of your work. This role will provide lots of opportunity for both personal and professional development in a large evolving organisation.

We ask that you are currently studying a degree in any of the following:

  • Information Technology
  • Business Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Any other IT/Digitally focused related degree
  • Maths or Engineering

Successful application for the cyber placement will require Security Clearance. This will be completed as part of the onboarding process.

Our Summer Internship programme offers:

  • Salary of £ 22,000 per annum (pro-rated)
  • 6 days paid holiday (5 days holiday and 1 bank holiday)
  • 9-week placement in either Data Science, Cyber Security or Service Operations
  • 2 days of induction into National Highways
  • 3 days of training to support you with career development
  • A chance to gain a place on our 2023 Graduate programme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Mentoring programme with senior team member to provide support and guidance.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £22,000 pro rata + benefits
  • All grades
  • 9 weeks
  • Bristol, Birmingham, Bedford, Leeds and Manchester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Software
  • Systems

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