Press release

Highways England visit is just the job for Bristol pupils

Primary school children in Bristol got the chance to learn more about the work of Highways England at a special careers day last Friday (10 June).

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For the third year running, Highways England was represented at the St Werburgh’s Primary School careers event, which also involved Year 6 pupils from neighbouring schools Glenfrome and St Barnabas Church of England Primary.

Traffic officers Dave Britton and Nigel O’Regan, together with technical leader Garry Packer and south west communications manager Charlotte Appleby, joined representatives from a variety of professions and organisations, including law, construction, archaeology, theatre and TV production, IT, engineering and further education.

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St Werburgh's Primary School pupils get behind the wheel of the Highways England patrol vehicle with traffic officer Nigel O'Regan

During the event, pupils were given the chance to look around and sit in one of Highways England’s Land Rover Discovery patrol vehicles and the traffic officers also delivered numerous talks to the pupils on the role they play in maintaining safety across the strategic road network in the south west.

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Pupils meet up with Highways England traffic officer Dave Britton at the school careers event

Garry Packer also outlined the technological and engineering opportunities within Highways England, as well as the variety of apprenticeship schemes on offer.

And he said:

Events such as these are all about raising the pupils’ aspirations, the feedback from the schools has been great, and it was a good opportunity to explain our multi-faceted work, and the wide range of career opportunities there are within the business.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 15 June 2016