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Electrical and Power Engineering Graduate

National Highways
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Supply Chain & Transport
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
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About the programme

Our graduate electrical and power engineering scheme will mix your undergraduate/post graduate studies with real life work to build your knowledge on the job. Applying your studies and adding further professional experience to support the attributes of a Chartered Engineer. You will complete a series of inspirational placements over three years, and the projects, challenges and responsibilities you take on will complement your push towards becoming chartered by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Senior figures within the team will help you plan your placements – potentially with external partners and suppliers – so you can take control of your development. There will be opportunities to enhance your design skills, research and implement cutting-edge technology. You will have the opportunity to learn about our work on Intelligent Transport Systems and Energy including how we are enabling electric vehicles on the strategic road network and the use of renewable energy.

Once you have completed our 3-year flexible Programme, you will have proven, certified skills that are in demand around the world, together with experience of equally impressive projects.

Moreover, you will have a wealth of new opportunities to explore right here, as you continue to make improvements to society by creating roads that are ever-more efficient, effective and above all safe.

 This role is to start in September 2022.

 Our electrical and power engineering programme offers:

  • Profession-specific schemes and additional learning to help you become a chartered engineer
  • A combination of workshops, formal training and ‘hands-on’ experience to develop your technical, commercial and consulting skills
  • Opportunities to grow and develop ‘on-the-job’ through a variety of electrical, technology and energy engineering placements
  • Real-life exposure to complex engineering programmes both internally and externally with members of our supply chain
  • Opportunities to learn about and contribute to our energy policies, standards and operating procedures to support National Highways strategic and shorter-term objectives.
  • Support and guidance of both a delegated engineer and a supervising engineer, who will help you plan and manage your training
  • A dedicated line manager to provide you with encouragement, direction and career planning support to steer you into a permanent role with us at the end of your programme
  • Support during the programme for those who are looking to move their careers to the next level

About you

  • At least a 2:2 in an electrical; engineering, energy or technology (accredited as a base for CEng learning) degree plus a Master’s (accredited or approved by a professional institution in a related subject)
  • Commercially-minded with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good team player with an enthusiasm and passion to succeed
  • Proactive personality who meets deadlines and prioritises where necessary
  • Confident communicator and good listener
  • Clear and concise writer, able to effectively distil complex and detailed topics

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.

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, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.


Everyone who works at National Highways, from those who design our roads to those who patrol them, play a vital part in keeping our customers safe.

We have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we work in and foster an inclusive culture by actively supporting our growing employee networks.

We want to attract the very best talent to work with us. Our roles range from accountants to traffic officers, and engineers to project managers. But what they all have in common is helping to connect the country, and the opportunity for you to really grow your career with us.

Find Us
National Highways
National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway
Quinton Business Park
West Midlands
B32 1AF
United Kingdom
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