HS2 recently launched their 2024 graduate recruitment programme, in order to assist the next generation of engineers, landscape designers, project managers, and environmental specialists kickstart their careers in the industry.
Candidates who are successful will spend two years working alongside some of the very best in the rail and construction sector, whilst also being able to benefit from 1:1 mentoring and support to help them advance in their careers.
Since the graduate programme launched in 2016, over 100 graduates have been able to secure a place working on HS2 developments. The programme which is due to begin in September, will provide graduate opportunities in nine different departments including Infrastructure Management, Commercial Operations, Asset Management and Project Management.
Head of talent and development at HS2, Karen Davis, commented on the programme: “It’s an exciting time to be joining HS2’s graduate development programme, as we forge ahead with delivering Britain’s biggest build and transforming rail travel between London and Birmingham.
“This really is a great opportunity for university-leavers to earn and learn while putting their expertise into practice.”
Candidates on the programme will experience a critical new phase in the development of HS2, as state-of-the-art rail systems progress, enabling passengers to enjoy some of the world's most reliable intercity train services. Construction of two new stations and the network control 'nerve centre' in the West Midlands are among many of the major milestones that new candidates will support on the project.
Individuals who are interested in applying for the programme will have six weeks to submit their application, with interviews due to take place in the spring. Employment will then commence in September 2024.