As a Project Manager Apprentice, I’m expanding my knowledge in an area I’ve never explored before. I’m learning a lot and it’s exciting. I’m trying to gain exposure and understanding as to what the different functions and teams do.
At school, I decided I wanted to be a counselling psychologist. So I went on to do a degree in Psychology with Counselling and Therapies. But during my second year of university, I changed my mind. I started researching careers based on how I perceive my personality, my approach to work and my personal and professional experiences.
That led me to project management, and Highways England.
People think I am out on site, building roads. They’re not aware of how big Highways England actually is, and all the different components that go into maintaining and developing the Strategic Road Network.
I want to have an idea of all the opportunities that exist. I want to see where my career and qualifications can take me without limiting myself.
My Highways England
Highways England is in a great position to provide people with opportunities and experiences that enable us to start successful careers.
Now is a perfect time for graduates and apprentices to start within Highways England. The company is changing and it’s something great that we can be a part of.