Highways England launches returnship programme

 

Highways England has launched its first returner programme which takes place across the UK.

The six-month paid returnship programme starts in mid-September and is aimed at experienced professionals who have taken a career break of two or more years and are looking to restart their career.

The programme is in the Major Projects business area and Highways England says future opportunities with Highways England are “a real possibility, whether that is permanently or on an interim basis”.
It is run in partnership with Women Returners, specialists in providing support and coaching for those who have taken career breaks and are looking to get back to work.
Roles are available for people with relevant or transferable skills across locations in Birmingham, Bedford, Guildford, Manchester and Bristol include programme leaders, programme directors, project managers, assistant project managers, risk managers, production engineers, programme planners, senior health & safety advisers, commercial managers and communications managers.
Those taking part will have a mentor as well as coaching from Women Returners and Highways England says it is open to a range of flexible working options.
*To find out more about working with Highways England visit careers.highwaysengland.gov.uk. If you want to apply for the returnship programme, send your CV and a cover letter to returnersprogramme@highwaysengland.co.uk. Don’t forget to clearly show your career break on your CV. The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th June 2017. You will hear week commencing 26thJune 2017 whether you’re invited for an assessment day in Birmingham, which will be held week commencing 3rd July. If you have any queries, email returnersprogramme@highwaysengland.co.uk


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