Highways engineers keep the thousands of miles of roads across Britain in good shape – and help build new ones where they’re needed.
- Highways engineers are in demand and usually earn around £22,000 to £28,000 a year.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Qualifications and Training
You should ideally have GCSEs, standard grades, National 4 or 5s, or equivalent such as the Welsh Baccalaureate as well as A-levels/ Highers in English and Maths.
If you want to find out more about this career, work experience with a professional highway engineering practice will give you an idea of what the job is all about.
Studying for a university degree in civil engineering would lead to chartered engineer status.
Alternatively, you can train on the job while working as a highways maintenance technician. Day release training leads to a National Certificate (NC), Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND).