Earning and learning


08 Feb 2023

Earning and learning

Our colleagues are sharing their apprenticeship journeys for National Apprentice Week.  

Yusuf, apprentice project manager 

Yusuf is currently working on the M60 junction 18 Simister Island scheme. He gave an insight into his role, the opportunities he’s had to develop, along with some useful tips for anyone considering an apprenticeship at National Highways.  

He said: “I like how there is an opportunity to earn and learn at the same time, learning many different skills alongside first-hand experience s massively beneficial to my personal and professional development.  

“Through my apprenticeship I’ve been given the opportunity to study for an associate project management qualification. I have also completed a number of other courses, ranging from digital learning to coding and finance.  

“I am currently working on communications and stakeholder engagement supporting the M60 junction 18 Simister Island project, learning the importance of clear and consistent messaging. It’s been great to meet and work with people both internally and externally, and I’ve received enormous support from my colleagues. 

“I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship at National Highways. But before applying, make sure you know the industry you want to go into and have a passion for it. If successful, ask questions of the people you work with to enhance your knowledge and skills.” 

Find out more information on apprenticeships at National Highways.