HS2 workers working on project

HS2 construction partner launches recruitment drive

HS2 construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is launching a recruitment drive to boost its workforce to work on its construction projects.

BBV are looking to take on more staff as they look to deliver on a huge programme of construction projects in 2022 and beyond.

The company is looking for new recruits to join the staff currently based at satellite offices across Solihull, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

BBV is set for a huge year with work on many HS2 projects gathering pace.

Work is well underway at HS2’s two new station sites Curzon Street in Birmingham and Interchange in Solihull.

Preparatory works are underway at the stations to build the viaducts that will bring HS2 trains into Birmingham.

BBV has opportunities available for those looking for site-based or office-based work.

Site-based roles with BBV include materials technicians, signallers, general operatives, traffic marshalls and engineering assistants.

The office-based roles include opportunities in BBV’s procurement, transport planning, skills and education and finance teams.

BBV commented on the importance of welcoming new stuff as they begin further work on HS2 projects.

Shilpi Akbar, Head of Stakeholders and Communities at BBV said: “[BBV have] already achieved a number of significant milestones in the construction of Britain’s new high-speed railway.

“There has never been a better, or more exciting time to consider joining BBV.

As we work to bring HS2 to the region, we have a monumental construction programme ahead of us.

“We are committed to giving people of all backgrounds the chance to develop and hone new and existing skills, while working to deliver one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects.”

BBV expect to support around 7,000 jobs to deliver its programme of work on HS2 projects.

There are also ‘taster’ opportunities available with BBV for anyone who is considering a career in construction.

BBV is also investing in upskilling people at its new Skills Academy based at South and City College’s Bordesley Green campus.

Free training courses are being provided to students to provide them with the accreditation and skills they need to advance into entry-level roles.

Details on all the latest and upcoming vacancies working on HS2 project can be found at https://www.hs2.org.uk/jobs-and-skills/.


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