HS2 reaches 2000 job opportunities
HS2 is currently celebrating, having advertised 2,000 vacancies through its jobs board in its first year.
HS2’s online jobs board advertises all the latest vacancies from HS2’s Phase One construction partners. The digital platform launched on 28 January 2021 to offer those looking for work or a change of career the opportunity to search the very latest vacancies with HS2’s construction partners and station contractors delivering the London – Birmingham section of the railway.
The jobs board allows candidates to search for vacancies by region or by specialism, so they can quickly identify opportunities that match their criteria. In total, 2004 vacancies were advertised in the 12 months since the site launched, with over 700 opportunities in the West Midlands, over 700 in Greater London and almost 600 in the central region covering Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. A small number of vacancies were also advertised in the North West and South West.
HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson said: “As Europe’s largest infrastructure project, it’s our responsibility to ensure HS2 creates thousands of long-lasting jobs across the entire nation.
“Advertising 2000 jobs in just one year is a huge achievement and shows that we’re delivering on our promises of boosting the economy and levelling up the country.”
The jobs board launched alongside HS2’s brokerage partnership model, which brings together local authorities, enterprise partnerships, charities and employment support services along the 140-mile route of the first phase of the new zero-carbon railway. HS2’s job brokerage partners support and refer local people, including those from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups, into jobs on HS2.
HS2’s Skills, Employment and Education team is working with the supply chain to enhance the online jobs board so that tier two contractors can also upload their latest job vacancies.
There are currently over 250 live vacancies on the jobs board, with opportunities spanning a broad range of sectors including Health and Safety, Environment, Document Control and Human Resources.
For support applying for jobs with HS2 and its construction partners, job seekers are encouraged to speak to their work coach at the Department for Work and Pensions or visit: hs2.org.uk/supply-chain-jobs for details of all the latest vacancies and opportunities.
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