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Construction firm behind HS2 looking to train up more people

Solihull Editorial 1st May, 2022

HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is encouraging local people who are out of work or looking for a career change to register for its fast track training programme which enables candidates to progress onto a paid work trial in just 4-6 weeks.

Since opening its dedicated Skills Academy in Bordesley Green, Birmingham last year, BBV has helped more than 30 people to move into a new career working on HS2.

Now its fifth General Operatives training programme is set to start on Tuesday, 3 May, it hopes more local people will take advantage of the free training on offer.

Regardless of previous skills or experience, all trainees are given the tuition and support they need to gain recognised accreditation which allows them to progress into employment.

On completion of their training, candidates are job matched into roles within Balfour Beatty VINCI’s supply chain where they begin a paid work trial based within the West Midlands, Warwickshire or Staffordshire regions.

In the six months since it opened, thanks to funding from West Midlands Combined Authority, BBV’s Skills Academy has supported people of all ages and backgrounds to develop new skills and build a long term career in the construction sector.

Training programmes are tailored to each candidate’s needs and on completion, there’s scope to choose from a range of job roles either in plant machinery, traffic marshalling, site operations or business support functions.

To enquire about joining the next fast-track job training programme email:


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