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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Transportation & Logistics
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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    Pros

    The people at HS2 are great and the organisation is making a conscious effort to hire people with real pedigree in their roles. Also, 'The largest engineering project in Europe' carries a lot weight in getting into rooms with world class suppliers and 3rd parties.

    Cons

    The company has recently undergone a restructure which has left some departments unsettled and unhappy - As the project progresses, I'm sure this will fade away. It also occasionally feels like the company is rushing to get somewhere or do something.

    Advice to Management

    Have confidence in the plans and strategies that have been created and see them through.

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High Speed Two Photos

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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    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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