Almost 200 students from twelve schools and colleges attended the two-day ‘Making Tracks into Construction’ event hosted in Bicester by HS2’s main works contractor EKFB – a team made up of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and Bam Nuttall.
More than 3,000 people who were previously unemployed have won work on the project, which has also created more than 1,000 apprenticeships so far.
Jhen-Nel Swanston, HS2 Ltd’s Legacy Manager said:
“At HS2 we are passionate about showcasing the opportunities and roles that a project like this involves.
“It was great that so many young people from across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire were able to be on site this week, and I hope that events like this will inspire them to consider careers in construction and the rail industry.”
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