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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Transportation & Logistics
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
HS2 will link eight of our major cities and serve millions of people. Travelling for work or pleasure will become much easier – crucially between the cities of the Midlands and the North.

HS2 will free up extra capacity for local passenger and ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be a catalyst for growth across Britain.

And our people are setting new standards in infrastructure delivery, resilient operations and passenger experience by applying the world’s best in innovative design and construction.

High Speed Two Reviews

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Mark Thurston
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  • "Great project but..short term thinking"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at High Speed Two full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting, high profile project
    Diverse workforce
    Committed people

    Cons

    Stressful at times due to lack of certainty and controversial nature of project
    Lack of structured career development

    Advice to Management

    I left because promise of career development never materialised- do more to support, keep and nurture talent

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: enei Awards 2017, well done team HS2
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High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: Transport Secretary, Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin at the HS2 supply chain conference in Manchester.
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High Speed Two Interviews

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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at High Speed Two in April 2017.

    Interview

    First I submitted my CV and completed some questions related to my experience and opinion about rails. Second I completed the online tests (numerical, verbal, logical...). After that, I received and email confirming that I passed to the next stage (phone interview), they gave me the date one month in advance, but they also said that it was possible to change the date if you was not able, just I had to reply the email ASAP. Since I received the date for my interview I knew that I will not able to do the interview that day so, immediately I wrote them to change the date. I did not receive any answer, so after 5 days I sent another email, and again I did not receive any answer. I repeat this process more than five times and nobody answered to my email. The date for the phone interview arrived and I receive that day an email telling me that they were so sorry, but nobody was able to reply my emails, and also they told me that I was rejected because I did not complete the interview. I wrote them back again explaining that they gave me the possibility to change the date but then they never replied to me, and they said that they can do nothing. As a result of this, I am very angry with this company, I think that they do not care enough about their applicants and they are not a good choice to work for.

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