Graduate – Electrical Engineering

Type: Graduate
Region: London

Job description

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 the engineering function. 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 x3 graduate opportunities available in London 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 Engineering function at HS2 comprises of teams of subject matter experts and project engineers who manage engineering across the HS2 programme.

The Engineering team are responsible for assuring that the construction contracts are themselves integrated and that they interface properly with the developing railway systems designs.

We carry out a range of risk based technical assurance activities within the Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), and specific Nominated Undertaker duties under the HS2 Act.

We provide support and advise the construction client teams on all technical matters and promote challenge, opportunities, and innovation where appropriate.

The engineering team forms part of the respective contract Integrated Project Teams where we work alongside project managers, commercial and project controls teams.

The subject matter experts within the engineering Chief Engineer’s group are the engineering Technical Authority responsible for defining the Specifications, Standards and Requirements that together will deliver an end-state railway that meets the Sponsors & Stakeholders requirements.

We are responsible for managing the processes to enable HS2 to be ‘Placed into Service’, which involves demonstrating that the Infrastructure, Rolling Stock and Systems are compliant with the HS2 Act, legislation and requirements.

We are System Integrator for the programme, working with suppliers, partners and stakeholders to create an end-state railway that is safe, operable and maintainable, ready for revenue service.

Our graduate programme salaries

  • Salaries are currently pending pay review however please see below figures based on 2023.
  • London: Basic £25,050 + 15% Flexible allowance = £28,807
  • Please note the rotational placements may vary and are subject to business requirements.

What we are looking for

  • 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 technical 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) electrical / electronic engineering degree accredited by the IET
  • IT knowledge including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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

To be eligible to apply to the HS2 Graduate scheme for our September 2024 in-take, any applicant will need to already have the on-going Right to Work in the UK, that is not time-bound in any way. Please note, unfortunately due to the two year time-bound restrictions of the Post Study/Graduate Work visa, we are unable to accept any applicants who have this visa as this is an ongoing permanent role that will carry on beyond the initial 2 year graduate programme.

Due to the nature of our organization, HS2 are not able to sponsor any applications as we do not hold the required sponsorship license from the UK Home Office and candidates are not allowed to sponsor themselves.

We appreciate the Right to Work question can be complex to understand, so if you are unsure of your Right to Work status in the UK, please and we will be happy to advise further. Please note, to enable HS2 to comply with UK Home Office policy, your Right to Work status will be checked early in the recruitment process.

Accepted degree subjects

  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 3 March 2024

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Closing date:  3 April 2024

Expires20 days

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