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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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22 Ratings
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    "Disappointing place to work"

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    I have been working at High Speed Two full-time

    Pros

    A great project with a good CEO & some very talented people, an inspiring design vision for the future of rail travel in most of the UK (hopefully it will eventually spread to Scotland & Wales).

    Cons

    A disempowering culture to work in, despite its promise. Staff turnover is higher than expected. Company values are not authenticity practiced by Senior Leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of scope for improvement in organisational culture. Needs an embedded people plan & more effective push on company values & improved measurement & response on staff surveys.

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: Community Enagagement Event
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

Experience

Experience
57%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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11%
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    Contract Manager Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Interview

    Fast and thorough. The interviews were all briefed and followed a clear structure. Friendly and informative.
    HR facilitated the interview and kept it smooth and enjoyable, I learnt alot about HS2

    Interview Questions

    • How would you design a process that is compliant to governement procurement and contracts legislation   Answer Question
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High Speed Two Awards & Accolades

  • HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate, Buzzfeed, 2018

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