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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Rail
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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    "Exciting but frustrating"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Delivery Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Delivery Analyst in London, England (UK)
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at High Speed Two full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting Project
    Good people (whilst they are on the project)

    Cons

    Long hours with very little reward.
    Red tape adds to lengthy delays and creates frustration.
    High turn over of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: enei Awards 2017, well done team HS2
High Speed Two photo of: Team HS2
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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    Senior Cost Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at High Speed Two (Birmingham, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Competency and skills based questions. Fairly standard questions around how you would handle difficult situations and employees, plus technical based questions; what was challenging, how did you overcome this, what went well, what went badly etc. Line manager of the role and HR rep very welcoming and eased into thr interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time when you've had to pursuade someone to follow your idea when they disagreed with it.   Answer Question
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