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Graduate - Environment

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Graduate Job



  • At HS2 we offer a two-year rotational graduate programme, providing you with the opportunity to stretch and challenge yourself across various topic specialist related placements. This programme is designed around enabling you to get as much environmental experience as possible across different teams within HS2. After completion of the 2-year graduate programme graduates will be transferred into a role within the same discipline, but not necessarily the same business area.
  • We have a total of 2 graduate opportunities available in Birmingham all of which will require travel to various site/ HS2 Office locations across the HS2 line of route. Graduate opportunities will be available across a variety of HS2 teams including but not limited to those listed below. After the assessment stage, we will assign successful candidates accordingly based on business requirements. 
  • The role will cover supporting the Environmental and Town Planning Directorate, working in collaboration with the supply chain as well as HS2 colleagues to ensure our environmental and sustainability commitments are delivered.


  • Planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and deliver day to day tasks.
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver multiple tasks and responsibilities in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders.
  • Ability to convert technical information into a format that is understandable to a variety of non-technical audiences in a persuasive and engaging way.
  • Ability to understand complex issues to carry out problem solving.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge:
  • At least a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to the environment.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues.
  • IT knowledge including Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent.

Education requirements

2:2 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • The role will include working with a wide range of stakeholders including contractors and government decision and policy makers.
  • Your placement will include rotations across the teams that make up Environmental and Town Planning Directorate at HS2 which include areas such as carbon management, climate change, biodiversity, town planning, landscape design or water and hydrology, to name but a few. You will also have opportunity to work with in other parts of the business being placed within one of the construction delivery teams or within procurement. (Please note the rotational placements may vary and are subject to business requirements).
  • Your role will involve assisting in the communication of HS2 environmental initiatives like the Net Zero Carbon Plan or Biodiversity management. Working closely with subject matter experts to provide supporting information for meetings with stakeholders. Planning and supporting assurance activities and audits on contractors site management plans and their implementation. Reviewing contractor scope documents and method statements. Producing a programme of sites to be visited and liaising with the contractor to arrange access. Supporting the wider Environment Technical Services teams in carrying out the assurance and audit activities.


Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Mar 5, 2024




22300 GBP