Working with us

What we do is important, and how we do it is just as important. Our culture empowers all of us. We want you to feel engaged and connected to the work you do, the people you do it with, and our ambitious business goals. Crucially, we want to support you to be your best.

Working with us

Living our values

We are proud of our values. They are the standards that guide everything we do, both as individuals and together. By living them every day, we will do the best we can for everyone who relies on England’s motorways and major A roads.

Our values

Supporting our people

We value the wellbeing of our people. Looking after their mental health, as much as their physical health, plays a big part in making sure National Highways is a safe and supportive place to work.

We encourage our people to talk about their wellbeing, as well as share stories and experiences. We have an Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential 24/7 support and counselling. We also have an internal network of mental health first aiders spread across our offices, control centres and outstations.


mental health first aiders

across the company

Building an inclusive culture

We believe that creating a culture where equality, diversity and inclusion are celebrated, helps us attract a diverse range of talented people to work for us. We want to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates these diverse voices, and enables everyone to be themselves and reach their potential.

To help us achieve this we have an established group of employee networks, each led by an executive sponsor, that represent employees across National Highways. Their goal is to help champion equality, diversity and inclusion across the business.

Commitment to inclusiveness

We have various strategic initiatives in place to support equality, diversity and inclusion. Our Public Sector Equality Duty sets out our commitment to inclusiveness. It focuses on changing behaviour, empowering colleagues, and building awareness and knowledge across the organisation.

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We’re not just about the 9 to 5

At National Highways, we are committed to creating a flexible working environment, where everybody has the freedom to achieve a work-life balance. We have adopted an informal blended working approach for many of our roles and offer multiple ways to work flexibly where possible.

We want colleagues to make real choices about when and how they work, promoting work-life balance, reducing stress, and improving performance and productivity.

To support this, our people have the right to request a flexible working pattern from the start. We welcome discussions during the application stage and know that things change over time so will be happy to discuss flexible working patterns throughout your career with us.

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Giving something back

We know our work has an impact on local communities, and we want to do whatever we can to help them. Our people can take up to three volunteering days per year, enabling them to learn skills and give back to the local community. Last year our people gave 1,885 hours to local communities, working with over 50 organisations and benefitting over 3,500 people.

What our people say

If you want to hear more about what it’s like to work for National Highways visit our Glassdoor page, where you’ll find the latest independent employee reviews.

"National Highways helped me discover my passions, project management and people. I’ve received the training and experience to become a successful Project Manager."
Amy - Regional Infrastructure Projects North