Birmingham, UK - August 8, 2022. A landscape view of The Commonwealth Games 2022 Festival Site in Victoria Square, Birmingham. Via Istock

HS2 offers career opportunities post Commonwealth success

HS2 are responding to the challenging work involved with the hugely successful Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and are encouraging the volunteers and temporary workers involved with the event to consider a career with Britain’s new railway.

HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI, will be hosting an event this coming Friday 12th August, partnered with the West Midlands Jobs and Skills Showcase, designed to attract people into working roles within the project. The event will be held at the Library of Birmingham from 10.00 to 15.00 and BBV can offer direct pathways into employment for those looking for roles in either security or construction.

Shilpi Akbar, Head of Stakeholders and Communities at BBV explains:

“It’s a really exciting time for the West Midlands right now, which is still buzzing from hosting the hugely successful Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer.

“We share the same ambition to leave a lasting skills legacy for the region. That’s why we’re encouraging volunteers and temporary workers from the Games to come along on Friday to learn more about the many opportunities up for grabs, as we help to build Europe’s largest infrastructure project.”

The new recruits into the HS2 project will be joining over 27,000 current members of staff currently working on the delivery of two brand new stations built in the region in central Birmingham and Solihull. The local area will see over 80km of the network being constructed, spanning from Warwickshire, though the West Midlands and into Staffordshire.

Acting as the largest infrastructure project across Europe, HS2 can provide opportunities for many people looking to start a new career or learn new skills, providing free training to support people back into work. As HS2 expands into the North of England, it will open new doors of employment for local communities, whilst creating better transport links.

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