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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Transportation & Logistics
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

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
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    I have been working at High Speed Two full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-moving environment, nice new offices in Birmingham. Usually scope to be involved in things outside of your immediate role.

    Cons

    Although a fast-moving the the direction of change can be erratic and ill-thought out. There is a lot of overlap as things have grown so quickly that duplication happens and areas of responsibility aren't always clearly defined so if you need a clear remit and line management it may not be for you. Needs better social structures and support for wellbeing.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal career development opportunities

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: enei Awards 2017, well done team HS2
High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
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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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at High Speed Two in April-2017.

    Interview

    First I submitted my CV and completed some questions related to my experience and opinion about rails. Second I completed the online tests (numerical, verbal, logical...). After that, I received and email confirming that I passed to the next stage (phone interview), they gave me the date one month in advance, but they also said that it was possible to change the date if you was not able, just I had to reply the email ASAP. Since I received the date for my interview I knew that I will not able to do the interview that day so, immediately I wrote them to change the date. I did not receive any answer, so after 5 days I sent another email, and again I did not receive any answer. I repeat this process more than five times and nobody answered to my email. The date for the phone interview arrived and I receive that day an email telling me that they were so sorry, but nobody was able to reply my emails, and also they told me that I was rejected because I did not complete the interview. I wrote them back again explaining that they gave me the possibility to change the date but then they never replied to me, and they said that they can do nothing. As a result of this, I am very angry with this company, I think that they do not care enough about their applicants and they are not a good choice to work for.

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Company Updates

  • HS2 routes confirmation

    HS2 routes confirmed to Manchester and Leeds- BBC News

    The government's preferred routes for the HS2 high speed railway north of Birmingham have been confirmed. The eastern route to Leeds will run east of Sheffield, with some trains going into the city on existing lines. As a result, 16 homes on the Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough are expected to be demolished, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.

  • This week is a significant in the history of HS2 with a number of major announcements that set the future direction for both Phase One and Phase Two.

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