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Location: HS2 Two Snowhill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA. HS2 facility.

HS2 Apprentices join us in September 2021, where they will have a full Induction into HS2 and meet all Apprentices in their cohort. All our apprentices attend a learning week every 6 months, which is designed to develop the core skills, and behaviours required in any business. Not only is every apprentice supported by their day to day team, but every apprentice is supported by the Talent team, where regular team meetings are set up weekly, 1:1’s are provided on a monthly basis, and every apprentice is assigned a mentor for their durations as well as a team buddy.

This Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CRS) Administrator Apprenticeship role will deliver support and engagement on social and environmental benefits for the organisation.  With a focus on considering social value and change, the role of the CRS apprentice contributes to the wider benefits and values of the organisation and will work across a number of teams that deliver on social or environmental benefits of HS2. For example, supporting the development of skills and employment initiatives that help disadvantaged groups into work or supporting environmental and sustainability work. The CRS Administrator will interact with various internal and external stakeholders. They will be responsible for contributing towards projects and events that deliver social or environmental benefits.

The CRS Administrator will help the organisation to showcase the importance of social value, encourage awareness and demonstrate how HS2 delivers it. The Apprenticeship Programme will span over a 2 year which will involve working at HS2 and studying with a training provider. You’ll also gain skills and experience that will set you up for an incredibly rewarding career.

The Skills, Employment and Education (SEE) Team are part of the HR Directorate. Our aims are: to support the development of the workforce we need for HS2; to inspire a more diverse group of people to work in the industries connected with HS2; and to create opportunities for local, disadvantaged and under-represented people to benefit from the investment in, and employment prospects created by HS2.

About the role:

  • Support and deliver initiatives and campaigns that contribute to the social and environmental agenda within the organisation
  • Contribute to regular communications such as internal newsletters or social media posts to promote initiatives and update colleagues across the business and external partners on best practice
  • Identify and build relationships across the business to get agreement to existing and future initiatives which integrate ethical policies and behaviour into everyday business practices.
  • Support data collection to contribute to HS2 benefits and DfT reporting requirements
  • Support and undertake research, as directed into social and environmental issues that will help inform the delivery of HS2 benefits
  • Help organise events that engage internal and external stakeholders by owning the administrative and logistical aspects
  • Take up opportunities to support projects and workstreams in differing teams e.g. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Community Engagement, Responsible Business and Benefits
  • Approach and complete tasks to a high standard, whilst demonstrating a satisfactory level of expertise and to continuously improve work and offer suggestions for improvements to processes where applicable
  • Use relevant project management principles where appropriate to plan, monitor and produce reports, as well as lead and undertake projects when required
  • Endeavour to be proactive always but seek advice from more senior team members when appropriate
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills whether face to face, by telephone, using digital platforms or in writing
  • Have awareness of CRS/Social Value approaches outside of HS2 that could provide good practice/be adopted


  • Attendance to training provider sessions
  • Complete all work aligned to the apprenticeship programme
  • Completion of the apprenticeship programme

Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.



 About You:


  • Communication Skills: The ability to communicate with stakeholders at various levels within an organisation
  • Interpersonal and relationship skills: The ability to build good working relationships and to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation and outside with external partners
  • Prioritisation Skills: The ability to organise your workload and meet agreed deadlines to deliver activities/projects in a timely manner and ensuring quality
  • Ability to follow process: Working to a process to achieve an outcome and/or identify improvements to existing processes
  • Problem Solving skills: Identify problems, generate and form ideas to resolve issues


  • IT: knowledge and experience of Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent
  • Passionate about social and environmental change, and strive to role model ethical behaviour and values

Type of experience:

  • To join us on an Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll need to have achieved or expect to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade 4 minimum, including English and Maths, or equivalent

Behavioural Competencies:

  • The post-holder is always expected to behave in a manner consistent with HS2 company values

Our Apprenticeship graduate programme salaries:

London locations (inside M25):

  • Level3/Year1 – basic salary of £15,539 plus 10% flexible allowance = £17,092.90
  • Level4/Year1 – basic salary of £16,389 plus 10% flexible allowance = £18,027.90

Non-London Locations:

  • Level3/Year1 – basic salary of £14,523 plus 10% flexible allowance = £15,975.30
  • Level4/Year1 – basic salary of £15,373 plus 10% flexible allowance = £16,910.30


Does HS2 offer sponsorship, if I do not have the Right to Work in the UK?

To be eligible to apply to the HS2 Apprenticeship scheme for our September 2021 in-take, at the time of application you will already need to have the unrestricted Right to Work in the UK (i.e. not requiring sponsorship). HS2 do not hold a license, so are not able to sponsor any application.

We appreciate the Right to Work question can be complex to understand, particularly with recent changes around Brexit, if you unsure of your Right to Work status, please email us at HS2Jobs@hs2.org.uk and we are happy to help.

Timelines for the campaign?

The Applications window closes on 1st March 2021. The selection process will include a mix of online assessments taking place throughout March and April. As it currently stands there are no face-to-face assessments planned due the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. The final outcome of your application will be available in May. The start date of the HS2 Apprenticeship Programme 2021 is Monday 27 September 2021.

Before contacting the HS2 team, please kindly review the Apprentice FAQ’s on our website at https://www.hs2.org.uk/careers/future-talent/

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