Tags: HS2

HS2 launches new construction apprenticeships

Jobseekers and career changers who want to work in construction are encouraged to register for a new two-week pre-employment programme that could lead to an apprenticeship with HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB). Applications are now open for 24 new apprenticeship jobs which will start on 12th July. The opportunities […]

HS2 announces carbon cutting milestone – 10 million tonnes of material already moved by rail

Yesterday [Thursday 11 May] HS2 announced that 10 million tonnes of material have been delivered to – and removed from – construction sites by rail, a major milestone in HS2’s plan to cut carbon emissions by removing lorries from roads. Businesses involved came together to celebrate at an event at Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry, including HS2 […]

HS2 contractor invests in upskilling Bucks residents ready for jobs on HS2

Buckinghamshire residents have been given a helping hand to launch a career in construction with HS2’s Aylesbury-based contractor, Blackwell Earthmoving Limited. HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB), appointed Blackwell Earthmoving to deliver the earthworks on a 30km section of the route from Calvert South to the North Chilterns. The scale […]

HS2’s multi-billion-pound boost for UK businesses

HS2’s construction is helping to keep over 2,000 UK businesses afloat as they continue to tackle difficult economic conditions. Latest figures from HS2 show that tier two subcontracts totalling £7.9bn have been awarded to over 2,000 UK-based companies, with SMEs securing £3.6bn worth of orders – a 45% share. Businesses in every UK region have […]

HS2 launches third tunnelling machine in London

HS2 has once again begun tunnelling under the capital, launching its third giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in London. The tunnel won’t be used by HS2 trains, but instead will be used to deliver materials and remove spoil from the northern portal where HS2’s Euston twin bored Tunnel will be constructed. Engineers from HS2’s contractor, […]

HS2 completes 200 metre porous portal for the 700 metre Burton Green Tunnel near Kenilworth

HS2’s main works civils contractor in the West Midlands, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), has completed the construction of the 200 metre porous portal of HS2’s Burton Green Tunnel. The portal is the southern entrance to the 700 metre green tunnel, which will carry HS2 trains through Burton Green. Once built, the tunnel will have green […]

HS2 launches new tunnelling operative career opportunities

Job seekers looking for a new career, which can open a world of opportunities, are encouraged to consider joining the team tasked with delivering HS2’s next tunnelling mission. This is a unique opportunity to join Tunnelcraft, working alongside Balfour Beatty VINCI’s (BBV) dedicated team of tunnelling experts, and play a part in creating a significant […]

HS2 reveals final design for last of seven key Chiltern Tunnel structures

HS2 have revealed the final designs for the North Portal of the Chiltern Tunnel – the last of seven key structures for the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels. Once construction is complete, the seven ‘Key Design Elements’ will be the only parts of the tunnel visible to the local community. Alongside the North Portal, […]

HS2 delivers £1.7bn boost to West Midlands businesses

New figures released today by HS2 Ltd show that over the last six years, 422 West Midlands companies have received a share of over £1.7bn in contract awards. The figures demonstrate how HS2’s construction is playing a vital role in the survival and growth of businesses across the region. The ripple effect from investing in […]

New HS2 exhibition reveals the untold stories of a London burial ground

A free exhibition revealing the life stories of Londoners during the 1700s and 1800s offers something different for a London day out this Spring. Opening to the public on Wednesday 15th March at St James’s Church on Piccadilly, visitors will be able to enjoy an interactive art installation exploring the lives of five people who […]