Major capital programme stream

This stream is an exciting opportunity to grow your career in project and programme management in the public sector. It is ideal for a graduate with a keen interest in programme management who is set up for the challenge of working in a fast-paced team to deliver major highway infrastructure.

We have a multi-disciplinary team responsible for all stages of the delivery of our major capital programme including:

  • developing the policy and strategies behind our transport schemes
  • bidding for funding and preparing business cases
  • planning
  • land acquisition
  • design
  • consultation
  • procurement
  • construction and post construction phases
  • monitoring and evaluation.

You will utilise your team working skills and methodical approach to support in the monitoring and delivery of the major capital programme. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues in the wider team to gain valuable experience in all stages of delivering major infrastructure projects within the public sector.

You will play an active role in developing the monitoring and evaluation process for the team, ensuring that the schemes are evaluated against their aims and objectives, advising on and arranging appropriate data collection and organising and presenting the data. You will assist with the communications for our projects; in particular, taking an active role in the consultation and engagement on our schemes to ensure public and member buy in.

This work gives you the opportunity to support the growing economy in the county, as the delivery of the major capital programme unlocks housing developments, creates jobs and increases capacity on the transport network.

Length of stream

2 years


You will receive a starting salary of £26,598 which will increase as you progress.


Our main offices are in Maidstone, but travel may be required to other offices and locations around Kent.

We are currently operating hybrid working, giving the flexibility for individuals to work from home or in one of our reconfigured office buildings. We will support you to work in a hybrid way, with the necessary induction, management, and equipment.


Applications closed on 12 August.

The job provides you with invaluable on-the-job experience of working in project and programme management within the public sector and offers extensive training and development opportunities you won’t find elsewhere.

Alongside this work, you will study for an Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship (Level 4) to continue your professional development.

  • a 2:1 degree or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline e.g. civil engineering, transportation planning, environment or geography. Other degrees will be considered according to their relevance.
  • a GCSE grade A to C or above in English language or equivalent (Level 2 qualification).
  • a GCSE grade A to C or above in mathematics or equivalent (Level 2 qualification).

All overseas applicants must have the UK equivalent. See our equivalency table to check if you meet our academic requirements.

Additional information

We are an equal opportunities employer and we represent a diverse community, therefore we welcome applications from people of every race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. There is no upper age limit for applications.

We are looking for candidates with the potential to become future senior managers. The selection process allows candidates to draw from experiences within their academic or working career. So you may be a recent graduate, or you may have workplace experience already.

You are eligible to apply if you are predicted a 2:1 or higher but please state your predicted grade clearly on the application form.

Unfortunately, due to the vast numbers of applications we receive we are unable to accept applications from candidates who achieved a 2:2 or lower.

Applications will open in July.

Closing date for applications

Applications close at midnight on 12 August 2022.

First sift activity

Candidates will be invited to complete a first sift activity between 15 and 26 August 2022.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates were invited to attend an interview on 29 September 2022.

Start date

Successful applicants will join us on 17 October 2022.