HS2 Ltd searching for apprentices
Mar 15, 2017 – HS2 Ltd has launched its search for apprentices to work on the £55.7bn High Speed Two (HS2) railway project in the UK.
Work on the first phase of the HS2 between the Midlands and London can now begin, after it secured Royal Assent last month.
The project is set to create 25,000 jobs and 2,000 apprenticeships during construction.
The launch of the HS2 apprenticeship scheme comes as former Transport for London apprentice and newly appointed CEO, Mark Thurston, joins HS2 Ltd.
Thurston said: “My own career path demonstrates that apprenticeships can lead to a rewarding career, and I’m delighted that HS2 is playing its part in creating a talent pool for the future. Our commitment to creating 2,000 apprenticeships across the project will play a key role in the development of a highly-skilled workforce in the high speed rail industry.”
The application process for the first 26 Level 3-4 vacancies is now open; offering career opportunities in project planning, project management, project controls and procurement. Twenty of the posts will be based at HS2 Ltd’s headquarters in Birmingham, with the remaining six positions to be based in London.
The vacancies are open to everyone from school leavers to parents returning to work, or those looking for a new challenge. To qualify, candidates must hold five GCSEs, including English and Maths.
All successful candidates will start from September 2017.
HS2 is playing a key role in implementing the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy, delivering 30,000 apprenticeships in roads and rail by 2020 and gender parity by 2030