BBV Starts Recruitment Drive to Support HS2 Works

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has launched a recruitment drive to support HS2 construction works planned for 2022 and beyond.

Start the new year with a new career on HS2: BBV is launching a major recruitment drive in the new year
Start the new year with a new career on HS2: BBV is launching a major recruitment drive in the new year

As HS2’s construction partner, BBV already has over 1,500 staff working in offices and construction sites across England, but expects that in total it will support 7,000 jobs to deliver its programme of work in full.

The new roles available include everything from a site-based materials technicians, signallers and engineering assistants through to members of the office-based procurement and transport planning teams.

The company is also offering free taster training opportunities to students considering a career in the construction sector. These can lead to accreditation and provide students with the skills needed to apply for entry-level jobs in the industry.

The training will be offered at BBV’s new Skills Academy, housed within South and City College Birmingham’s Bordesley Green campus.

Shilpi Akbar, Head of Stakeholders and Communities at Balfour Beatty VINCI, said:

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

“With thousands of career opportunities in the pipeline, across a multitude of disciples, 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.”

2022 is set to be a significant year in HS2’s construction programme. Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Dorothy is scheduled to become the first to breakthrough this spring, when she will then return to Long Itchington to begin boring her second tunnel.

Preparatory works are underway to construct the series of viaducts that will bring HS2 trains to the  two new station sites, Interchange in Solihull and Curzon Street in Birmingham.

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