Over 300 HS2 jobs to be created in Birmingham

Boris Johnson visiting the HS2 development at Curzon Street Station

Hundreds of new West Midlands jobs are set to be created at HS2 Ltd, the company leading the design and construction of Britain’s new high speed railway.

The vacancies across a broad range of disciplines, from engineering and project management to land and property, procurement and commercial are among those to be advertised from today as part of a three-month direct-recruitment drive. Over 300 of the roles will be based in Birmingham.

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson said: “These jobs are a welcome boost for workers across the country at this challenging time, providing the opportunity to play a crucial part in delivering HS2, an integral part of improving connectivity and levelling up our country.

“We continue to work with the transport and construction industry to accelerate projects, where safely possible, to kickstart our economy, provide more employment opportunities and drive our recovery as we build out of Covid-19.”

Major construction of HS2’s first phase, between Birmingham and London, is now just weeks away and HS2 needs to bolster its workforce so it can press ahead with delivering this transformative project.

Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd said: “With many people facing uncertain job security and worried about future prospects in the current crisis, I hope this will be welcome news for anyone seeking a long-term and rewarding career with a company that places health, safety, equality and diversity at the very top of its priority list.

“As part of the HS2 team you’ll be shaping British history; transforming our Victorian railways and supporting the regeneration and economic prosperity of towns and cities right along the route.”