HS2 launches 2021 graduate recruitment scheme

The opportunity to join one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects, and play a role in levelling up Britain, will become a reality for the 17 people who secure a place on HS2’s coveted 2-year graduate programme.

With a major engineering programme ahead, HS2 is bolstering its infrastructure directorate by offering the opportunity for engineering graduates to join the teams charged with overseeing the delivery of the stations, tunnels and viaducts along the 140-mile section of the first phase of the railway between Birmingham and London.

Further graduate opportunities will be created in Project Management, Commercial, Design, Governance and Controls and Communications and Engagement.

Karen Davis, HS2 Ltd’s Future Talent Manager, said:

“We’re committed to ensuring that HS2 leaves a learning legacy and our annual investment in apprentices and graduates helps us to achieve this.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for 17 talented graduates who will be given the opportunity to begin their career working on a truly historic and innovative project”.

HS2 Ltd received over 1,000 applications for its 2020 graduate training programme, which informed the decision to increase the number of graduates it welcomed into the business in September this year. This year, the decision has been taken once again to increase the annual intake from nine to 17 for the 2021 cohort.

Karen added:

“This has been an incredibly difficult year for young people and we’re doing everything we can to support their career journeys. 

“In February we’ll open the recruitment window for our annual apprentice scheme and we’ve already increased the number of work experience placements and mentoring opportunities available”.   

Demand for the 2021 graduate programme is expected to be high and students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

For more information about the graduate programme and the roles available, visit hs2.org.uk/careers/

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