HS2 jobs will boost the UK economy.

HS2 has announced it will create 500 new roles across the project in the next quarter.

Vacancies for jobs ranging from engineering and project management to land and property, procurement and commercial are part of a three-month recruitment drive for people to work directly for HS2.

where are the HS2 jobs?

More than 300 of the new jobs will be based in Birmingham.

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.

- HS2 minister, Andrew Stephenson.

What HS2 jobs are on offer?

Hundreds of vacancies across a broad range of disciplines, from engineering and project management to land and property, procurement and commercial are part of a three-month direct-recruitment drive. The total number of jobs the project has supported will soon be 10,000 once recruited. 

The Government's backing of HS2 is part if it's‘ levelling up’ agenda, which will boost regional economies outside of London, improve Britain’s railways and deliver a cleaner, greener, transport solution.

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.

Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd.

The size and scale of HS2 offers a broad range of career opportunities. Construction is only a small part of the project the requires new skills never thought of before in civil engineering referencing ecologist roles and even historians across the project plan. 

HS2 looks to support equality, diversity and inclusion and invests in young people and those whose backgrounds have been disproportionally affected by the impact of COVID-19.