Graduate CCO

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HS2- Graduate CCO

Full Time ,Permanent

Based in Birmingham with travel required to various site locations across the HS2 line of route where necessary.

At HS2 we offer a two-year rotational graduate programme, providing you with the opportunity to stretch and challenge yourself across various programme related placements. This programme is designed around enabling you to get as much experience as possible across different teams within a particular business area. Our graduate programme will consist of four 6 months’ placements across these functions. During the programme, each graduate will be assigned at least one extra-curricular project, collaborating with the innovation team. 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 6 graduate opportunities available in Birmingham all of which will require travel to various site 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 Chief Commercial Office (CCO) Directorate offers a broad spectrum of opportunity, spanning Land & Property, Procurement & Supply Chain and Commercial for HS2.

About You:


  • 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 develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to understand complex issues to carry out problem solving
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a multidisciplinary team and with stakeholders


  • 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or non-UK equivalent) in any discipline
  • IT knowledge including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Our graduate programme salaries:

Salaries are currently pending pay review however please see below figures based on 2022;

Outside London

  • Birmingham: Basic £22,300 + 15% Flexible allowance = £25,645

Please note the rotational placements may vary and are subject to business requirements.

To apply click here, or via the Apply Now button below.


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