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Building the Skills to Deliver HS2– Phase One and Phase 2a

Summarises the key findings of our latest labour and skills demand and supply forecasting report and outlines the skills challenges and opportunities for delivery of the HS2 Programme and to leave a lasting skills legacy for the country.

Skills, Employment and Education is one of our seven strategic objectives and is at the forefront of the Government’s plans to ‘build back better’, creating the low-carbon infrastructure of a national transport system that will support jobs up and down the country. Our ‘HS2 On Board’ map demonstrates how we are creating opportunities across Britain.

Building the Skills to Deliver HS2 sets out what skills interventions are already in place and how the start of main works construction in 2020, and the Covid 19 pandemic and economic downturn have given this work new urgency. It highlights the broad range of interventions, some regional specific, other skills specific and other tailored to specific under-represented groups that have been implemented or will be in the future.

labour and skills demand and supply forecasting report was used to inform this report.

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24 August 2021
24 August 2021