Meet an outstanding female apprentice and find out more about the thousands of opportunities available at High Speed Rail (HS2).
HS2 is Britain’s new high-speed railway under construction. The project will support the creation of more than 30,000 jobs, including 2,000 apprenticeships.
Julia, from Ealing, is a civil engineering apprentice. Just a year ago she was waiting for her A-level results but now she’s part of the team helping to deliver one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects – HS2.
Julia always enjoyed maths and science at school but, until recently, she had not considered a career in engineering. She said: “I really couldn’t ask for a bigger or better start to my career than working on HS2. This graduate apprenticeship will enable me to continue my studies, while working alongside some of the most talented people in the industry. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so proud to be part of it.”
Women in construction
Women play an important role in the construction sector and efforts are being made to make more women aware of the roles available.
Kate Myers, HS2’s head of skills, employment and education said: “We deliver STEM workshops in schools and as Julia has shown, they really do open students’ eyes to the broad range of careers that major infrastructure projects create.
“Through our work with schools, colleges and our job brokerage partners, we inspire to hire women of all ages to apply for a job with us and get onboard with HS2.”
Explore a construction career at HS2
HS2 coming to Ealing
Community Engagement Roadshow is taking place in Dickens Yard, Ealing on 21 September 2021. Come along to find out more about the new station at Old Oak Common, which will support over 2,300 jobs, including 200 apprenticeships.
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