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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director of Railway Operations
Corporate Health and Safety Director
Corporate Affairs Director
Managing Director Infrastructure (Phase One)
Chief Financial Officer
Whatever your area of expertise – whether well-established in your career or returning to work after a career break - if you have the right skills and outlook, HS2 is an outstanding place to develop the next stage of your career.
HS2 is an inspirational venture to be involved in:
The training opportunities you'll receive will be first class. But the most important influence on your development will be the professional challenges you face and the expert colleagues you develop the solutions with. In our highly focused, collaborative environment you can't fail to progress.
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ABOUT HS2EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At HS2, a diverse range of talents is coming together to take Britain into a new era. We’re creating an inclusive environment, enabling us to solve problems collaboratively, innovatively and sustainably. Could you be part of our team?
We consider people who have taken non-traditional routes to gather skills and transferable knowledge. Our way of recruiting challenges people to demonstrate they have the right skills for the task that needs doing. If you can show that you have the right skills to join our venture, we’ll support you to perform - and develop - to the highest standards.
We’ve shaped inclusive and innovative recruitment models, embraced flexible working, and created a range of policies to support wellbeing and individuals’ wider needs.
We also expect our suppliers to share our commitment. Our supply chain will help us to set new benchmarks in equality, diversity and inclusion, and in the delivery of major infrastructure projects. We offer a range of support to help contractors improve and embed best practice within their organisations.
Our EDI work is part of everything we do. It supports our workforce and our work with communities. It applies to our supply chain, and is integral to the design and operation of our stations and rolling stock.
I have been working at High Speed Two full-time (More than a year)
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.
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
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at High Speed Two (Birmingham, England) in June 2017.
Competency and skills based questions. Fairly standard questions around how you would handle difficult situations and employees, plus technical based questions; what was challenging, how did you overcome this, what went well, what went badly etc. Line manager of the role and HR rep very welcoming and eased into thr interview.