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Future talent

With HS2, you can shape a future that is truly extraordinary.

HS2 employees interacting at work

Interested in creating real change? Using technology to put the passenger in control?

More than just a railway, HS2 is about unlocking our potential, and making better connections between people and places. It’s about finding new skills, growing new industries, and starting thousands of people on a rewarding career.

This takes ideas, and it takes creativity. We need people from every background, with a huge range of skills. Everything from business and technology to engineering and design.

Together, we’ll build the country’s biggest mega project, and get Britain moving in all the right directions.

Leaving a legacy

HS2 will create 2,000 apprenticeships in a wide range of industries and disciplines during the life of the project.

Apprentices and Graduates

You are thinking about what your future will hold. With HS2, you can shape a future that is truly extraordinary. You’ll help make one of the biggest, most complex and ambitious projects happen.

Our apprenticeships and graduate programmes offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start your career as you mean to go on – by embracing expertise, fulfilling your potential, and achieving things that will stand the test of time.

HS2 is a long-term project that will last for a generation. And it will define the generation that works on it. This is about much more than building and construction. It’s also about business, technology and design – and our programmes reflect that.

Apprentices at the National College of High Speed Rail
Apprentices at the National College of High Speed Rail.

Our roles for you cover everything from engineering, planning and project management, to finance, procurement, communications, HR and IT. Whatever area you choose, you’ll work with world-leading experts and cutting-edge technology.

Find out more about our job roles in our fun, interactive personality quiz: ‘Future You’.

Your success matters to us. So we’ll give you excellent support and opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and experience – fast. You could benefit from some of the most advanced training around at the National College for High Speed Rail, or study for a recognised professional qualification. Every day, you’ll learn something new and stretch yourself in a different way.

We call HS2 the great venture. For you, it will be an unforgettable adventure. And the beginning of a lifetime of achievement.

If you are interested in applying to join us in our next intake, keep checking back here for more information later in 2019.

In 2017/18, 28% of our graduates were BAME and 43% of our apprentices were women

Our recruitment model helps deliver a diverse cohort or employees.


At HS2, we offer summer internships to university students aged 18 and over, to provide practical experience in your chosen field or discipline.

Internships are structured placements that focus on interesting projects, giving you valuable industry experience as well as developing your skills in the workplace. These are designed to suit either undergraduates and/or post graduates.

We offer a variety of internships each summer.

You can explore the opportunities that may interest you and apply via our recruitment portal. If there are no current opportunities listed then you can register for email alerts when they are added in future.

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