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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Rail
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK.

More than just a railway, HS2 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. People all around Britain will benefit from the ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be a catalyst for growth across Britain. It includes people who will gain jobs and new skills created by HS2's construction phase. Regeneration and long-term employment when HS2 trains are running from 2026. And families and businesses who will ... Read more

High Speed Two Reviews

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

    Pros

    Great team on a delivery level, great social aspects, building a really complex train network.

    We have the opportunity to make something great.

    Cons

    Poor system decision making has lead to system integration not supporting staff to be as efficient as we can be. Reporting of complex data is being requested far too early to meet superficial deadlines.

    Become less “corporate” and become more agile. It takes far too long to make important decisions, and once they are made it’s too late.

    Advice to Management

    Report after the final reports are generated, directly from the supplychain. Implement joined up systems.

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: Community Enagagement Event
High Speed Two photo of: Team HS2
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: 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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High Speed Two Awards & Accolades

  • HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate, Buzzfeed, 2018

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