HIGH speed railway HS2 is looking to recruit 200 new employees from this month onwards as work on the new line gathers pace.
HS2 is Europe’s biggest engineering project, and last September the company building it, HS2 Ltd, announced that it expected to create around 500 new directly employed jobs.
Those roles were in addition to over 20,000 jobs that HS2’s main works construction partners and station contractors announced they would be creating to deliver the London – Birmingham section of the railway.
In the three months from September to December 2020, the company directly recruited almost 300 of the 500 roles, creating new opportunities across a broad range of sectors at a much-needed time.
With a further 200 vacancies to recruit from January 2021 onwards, HS2 Ltd’s resourcing team is actively encouraging people who may be out of work or seeking a new career, to register and complete its online skills match assessment.
This will enable recruiters to reach out with details of upcoming vacancies which align with areas of expertise.
“The scale of HS2 and the career opportunities it presents are so diverse, which is why the skills match assessment is such a great tool,” said Simon Fawkes-Underwood, HS2 Ltd’s head of resourcing.
“People often underestimate the transferable nature of their own skills and experience and we’re supporting them in recognising the opportunities that HS2 can unlock.”
During the first quarter of 2021, HS2 Ltd will be recruiting for roles in a number of sectors including digital engineering, land and property, IT and project controls.
It is also looking for people to join its two-year graduate programme as well as training new apprentices with a dedicated recruitment drive in February 2021.
Visit hs2.org.uk/hs2-and-you for more information.