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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Rail
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK.

More than just a railway, HS2 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. People all around Britain will benefit from the ... Read more

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 ... Read more

High Speed Two Reviews

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High Speed Two CEO Mark Thurston
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  • "Disorganized and unclear direction"

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    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at High Speed Two full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, lots of good people, reasonable pension

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, disorganized and little prospect of career progression

    Advice to Management

    Start with the basics i.e. how you want the company to operate and implement that through a clear management system

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: Team HS2
High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: enei Awards 2017, well done team HS2
High Speed Two photo of: Transport Secretary, Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin at the HS2 supply chain conference in Manchester.
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High Speed Two Interviews

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    Senior Cost Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at High Speed Two (Birmingham, England (UK)) in June-2017.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time when you've had to pursuade someone to follow your idea when they disagreed with it.   Answer Question
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