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30th Jun, 2022

HS2 contractor launches major recruitment drive for more staff

HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is launching a major recruitment drive to bolster its workforce into 2022 and beyond.

Around 1.700 staff are already working at construction sites and in satellite offices across Solihull, Warwickshire and Birmingham and the company is now looking to welcome more new recruits.

Balfour Beatty VINCI’s expanding workforce is reflective of the scale of works ahead.

2022 is shaping up to be a significant year in HS2’s construction programme, with tunnel boring machine ‘Dorothy’ set to become the first TBM on the HS2 route to breakthrough.

Following this, expected in the spring, Dorothy will return to Long Itchington to bore her second tunnel.

Work is also gathering pace at HS2’s two new station sites – Interchange in Solihull and Curzon Street in Birmingham – where preparatory works are underway to construct the series of viaducts that will bring HS2 trains into the city’s flagship terminus station.

Jobs for those seeking a site-based role include materials technicians, signallers, general operatives, traffic marshalls and engineering assistants.

Office-based roles include opportunities in Balfour Beatty VINCI’s procurement, transport planning, skills and education and finance teams.

In total, Balfour Beatty VINCI expects that it will support around 7,000 jobs to deliver its programme of work on HS2.

There are also ‘taster’ opportunities, for those considering whether a career in construction is in fact for them.

For details of the latest and upcoming vacancies working on HS2, visit hs2.org.uk/careers/

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