Love what you do

Joining our team has many advantages, not least a sense of pride in being part of a ground-breaking project that is changing lives. Other benefits include:

Led by employees for employees, these groups embrace and support our diverse workforce.

We are said to be at the forefront of the construction industry. We welcome requests for part-time, remote working and compressed hours, and consider what’s possible for each role.

There are opportunities for further study and professional membership. Some employees take on additional responsibility, such as inspiring young people in schools and social clubs.

Our mental health first aiders and counsellors are available when people need support.


Meet our apprentices

A few of our newest recruits spill the beans on what it’s like to kickstart a career on the HS2 London tunnels.

Employee networks

The Pride network’s main aim is to support anyone facing LGBTQ+ issues at work or at home, including parents of people coming out, for example. They are a sociable group, who like to meet for lunch or a pub quiz. They also hold topic-driven events to educate the wider workforce, such as a film night followed by lively discussion to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Acknowledging that there’s a lot going on in people’s lives beyond work, this network launched during the pandemic. Monthly drop-ins are themed around topics such as becoming a new father or caring for elderly parents. With compassion, members share experiences, plus hints and tips about balancing responsibilities.

The Racial and Cultural Engagement network is dedicated to positive representation of previously underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, informed and culturally sensitive engagement, and compassionate treatment and equality of all races, ethnicities, and cultures on the project. Members participated in a panel event during Racial Equality Week to highlight the importance of equality in our growing team.

The Female Advocates in Infrastructure and Rail network provides a safe space for people to voice issues and share opportunities with one another. It aims to build allies across the project​ and support its members. Each year the network marks International Women in Engineering Day with well-attended events that celebrate and inspire all genders.

A helping hand

How do you overcome barriers to work, such as homelessness, disability or poor self-esteem? Our programmes offer hope to people seeking their first job and to those wishing to re-ignite a career. With support, we can achieve great things together.

Working in partnership with London-based organisations Women Returners and STEM Returners, we support professional people who have taken a career break to get back into work. Mentoring and coaching is provided during the 12-week programme to ensure that those returning to work following a lengthy absence are fully supported. They are placed in a team where their skills and experience are valued.

Buses for Homeless (B4H) refurbishes decommissioned London buses into spaces suitable for people to live in while undertaking an intensive 12-week training programme. We support this social enterprise by providing land on site to accommodate separate buses for: sleeping; cooking and eating; learning; and wellness and therapy. We provide equipment, help with training and through our supply chain offer full-time employment to B4H guests.

As a Disability Confident employer, we partner with the Leonard Cheshire charity’s Change 100 programme to offer paid summer work placements to talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions. The scheme aims to remove barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace, to allow them to achieve their potential. All Change 100 interns surveyed said their experience improved their confidence in the workplace.

BuildForce is a construction industry initiative that connects talented military leavers and veterans with new roles in construction. As a partner, we believe that Royal Airforce, British Army and Royal Navy personnel are often highly skilled in disciplines that are directly required by the HS2 London tunnels project, such as civil engineering, logistics and supervision. We have already employed several people through the programme and offer them additional support with our Military Network.

Thomas Readman
BIM technician

“I feel that I am providing a positive contribution to their work. I am grateful for all the support provided”

Lucia Moradiellos
Business systems and audit manager

“My team are always willing to help and share knowledge, which played an important part building up my confidence”

Fabiana Pick

Fabiana Rocha Pick
Health, safety and wellbeing administrator

“Joining through the return-to-work programme helped me with my confidence because when you are out of the corporate world for a long time it’s hard not to worry too much about all the little things”

Success stories