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 ...
As a project, it's the biggest of its kind and a brilliant company/brand to work for. With royal assent now rubber stamped, it's full steam ahead!
The management team is receptive to new ideas and it's a dynamic, ever changing environment.
Good worklife balance, competitive pay and modern office in central Birmingham are a few of the main perks.
A lack of organisation at times but I guess that's par for the course in a project of this scale. A bit more structure is needed within the team and a clearer definition of responsibilities.
Slightly vague organisation values, not sure if they're relatable.
Advice to Management
Involve the resourcing specialist at an earlier stage where possible. This is is a role that can add massive value if utilised correctly.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at High Speed Two (Birmingham, England (UK)).
I was contacted directly by one of HS2's Resourcing Business Partners. The job description, responsibilities, key benefits, location and general overview of the programme were explained to me during an informal chat on the phone. I was asked for my CV which I sent in then I was asked to interview.
The interview was by a panel of three people. All were from different parts of the business with one being the reporting manager. The questions were quite straightforward, I didn't think there were any really unexpected questions. Remember, they want to get to know you and what you can bring to HS2, they're not trying to catch you out. The key things to doing well at the interview are: 1) Be friendly and smile 2) offer good handshakes to everyone 3) maintain eye contact with the person you are speaking to 4) do your research on HS2 5) know in detail what you can offer HS2 in terms of experience on reporting systems and also transferable skills from previous/ current roles. 6) Be honest.
A company like HS2 is unique. HS2 has been set up to facilitate the biggest infrastructure project the UK has ever seen. If you get the chance to work for HS2, grab hold of it with both hands!!
I received an offer the next day (though I was told it could be 3-5 days).I was happy to accept the offer and 4 weeks later I started at HS2.
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