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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Transportation & Logistics
Unknown / Non-Applicable
High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK.

More than just a railway, HS2 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. People all around Britain will benefit from the ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be a catalyst for growth across Britain. It includes people who will gain jobs and new skills created by HS2's construction phase. Regeneration and long-term employment when HS2 trains are running from 2026. And families and businesses who will ... Read more

Company Updates

  • HS2 routes confirmation

    HS2 routes confirmed to Manchester and Leeds- BBC News

    The government's preferred routes for the HS2 high speed railway north of Birmingham have been confirmed. The eastern route to Leeds will run east of Sheffield, with some trains going into the city on existing lines. As a result, 16 homes on the Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough are expected to be demolished, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.

  • This week is a significant in the history of HS2 with a number of major announcements that set the future direction for both Phase One and Phase Two.

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High Speed Two – Why Work For Us?


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What we do

We are responsible for developing, delivering, building and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network, as well as communicating with all our stakeholders.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for sustained and balanced growth across the UK.

We want to build the right culture that supports our vision - putting sustainability, collaboration and innovation at the heart of our ways of working.

Who we are

Our operational hub is in Birmingham. Across the organisation we have an increasingly diverse workforce of over 1,000 people.

Building a high speed railway calls for lots of specialist roles, from archaeologist to environmental advisor, tunnelling engineer to stakeholder manager and town planner. Such a big project brings together people from very varied professions, so we welcome communicative people with enquiring minds and team spirit.

Our responsibilities

We’re actively aware of the issues that building a new railway presents to those who live nearby, and we take our responsibilities seriously.

We’re designing the new railway to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on habitats or protected species, and we’ve put in place extensive property schemes, approved by the Government and overseen by an independent Residents’ Commissioner.

As an organisation, we are committed to people's wellbeing and safety being at the heart of everything we do - creating an environment where no one gets hurt; and we are taking steps towards our strategic goal to be an exemplar of EDI practice.

Taking the long view, we want to make HS2 mean something positive for everyone - whether it stands for being clear and fair at a difficult time, better training and prospects for engineers, a catalyst for jobs and investment in your area, or an accessible and environmentally sustainable new way to make long journeys.

HS2 means connectivity. And connectivity equals jobs, it’s that simple.

You can get an idea of what the railway will look like here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-one-fly-through.

Mark Thurstonundefined

Chief Executive

Alison Munro
Managing Director of Development


Andrew McNaughton
Technical Director

Beth West
Commercial Director

Chris Rayner
Managing Director of Railway Operations

Emma Head
Corporate Health and Safety Director

Janine Mantle
Corporate Affairs Director

Jim Crawford
Managing Director Infrastructure (Phase One)

Steve Allen
Chief Financial Officer


High Speed Two Reviews

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    Pros

    Exciting with ability to set new standards in what a railway delivers for its customers. Teams are made up of highly capable and motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    As a public sector entity be prepared for the myriad of governance stages and at times very bureaucratic engagement needed both within the company and with the Department for Transport

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work to build confidence not only in our delivery capability but that we can be trusted to push out the boundaries of what a railway can do for both its customers, and the nation as a whole

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: enei Awards 2017, well done team HS2
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High Speed Two photo of: Transport Secretary, Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin at the HS2 supply chain conference in Manchester.
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High Speed Two Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at High Speed Two in April 2017.

    Interview

    There were three different parts during the interview
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    Sumarise documents information and make decissions based on those documents.
    2) Group exercise
    How would you built up a bridge using paper sheets (time limited).
    3) Individual interview
    Why do you want to work for HS2? and
    What can you bring to the company? and
    Tell us a time when you.... and
    How would you defend HS2

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you had to deal with a complicated situation on site?   Answer Question
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