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National Highways

Looking after England's motorways and major roads

Birmingham, West Midlands







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Mission & purpose

National Highways (formerly known as Highways England) is a government-owned company responsible for operating, maintaining, and improving major highways and road networks in England. They manage over 4,300 miles of motorways and major A-roads, ensuring safety, efficiency, and reliability in the transport infrastructure. National Highways' ultimate mission is to provide a world-class road network that supports economic growth, connects communities, and enhances the travel experience for road users. Their purpose lies in improving road safety, reducing congestion, and delivering sustainable transport solutions, thereby contributing to the economic prosperity and well-being of the nation. By focusing on strategic road investments and delivering infrastructure projects, National Highways aims to create a modern, resilient, and integrated road network that serves the needs of businesses, commuters, and travellers, and promotes a greener and more accessible transport system for the UK.

Culture & values


No harm or negative impact to well-being should come to the public, National Highways' people and the environment through the management and use of data.

Ethical Integrity

All data is considered in relation to the people it may represent and impact and treated with due consideration to their rights.


National Highways understands the limitations of data and understands how the dataset came to be. National Highways takes its sources, collection circumstances and biases into account and makes sure data is fit for purpose.


Responsibility for the ethical use of data is shared by all its people. This applies to the full information lifecycle. National Highways works to achieve the shared goal of delivering value to the public.


Leveraging the team, National Highways and their Suppliers work together to use data ethically.


A pension scheme with generous employer contributions

Life assurance

Leave entitlement up to 31 days

Access to performance related pay

Great deals, discounts and cashback offers from well-loved retailers

Flexible working arrangements (subject to business need)

Season ticket loans and Oyster Card credit loans which can be repaid through salary