Year in Industry - Digital Services





Programme start date:

July 2024

Closing date:

Friday 1 December 2023  at midday

From big projects to everyday operations, join us on our exciting journey to digitise all that we do at National Highways.

What you'll be doing

If you’re interested in a digital or IT-based career, our one-year programme gives you the opportunity to discover the digital, data and technology services that make a real difference at National Highways.

Working alongside experienced IT professionals in our Digital Services directorate, you’ll be exposed to a range of different areas and specialist teams, such as Data and Service Operations.

You’ll gain valuable experience whilst supporting the key digital and IT services that help us to connect the country!

What you'll get in return

Being on placement at National Highways is a great way to get hands-on work experience on exciting projects in a large, evolving organisation.

We’ll support your personal and professional development every step of the way, equipping you with valuable skills and experience that will boost your graduate career prospects.

All our placements offer:

  • On-the-job learning, with the chance to experience many different aspects of your business area
  • Mentoring with senior managers to provide guidance, encouragement and development support
  • Flexible working arrangements

As well as a competitive salary and our commitment to your development, you’ll also have access to some fantastic employee benefits. Find out more about the benefits we offer at National Highways.

What you'll need to succeed

If you have the passion to succeed that we see in our placement students every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • An enthusiastic, collaborative approach to working with others
  • The ability to communicate in different formats with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • The ability to plan and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines
  • A focus on quality and integrity in everything you do

You’ll also need to meet these essential entry requirements:

  • Currently studying in your second year of an undergraduate degree in a digital, IT, business, maths, engineering or sciences subject area

 It is key to know all offers of placements are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us

The Digital Services Directorate is a growing and vibrant team and there has never been a better time to join us as we go through our transformation programme.  We are helping to transform the way National Highways operates by delivering digital, data and technology services from frontline to back office, in a modern and efficient way.​ Our vision is to develop integrated information and technology that empowers our colleagues and provides real time information to our customers, integration with intelligent vehicle and transport systems as they develop, to improve journey safety and reliability.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date based on the volume of applications received. To ensure that we can consider your application, please submit your application early.