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Work Placement

Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV) 

  • Are you currently unemployed?
  • Are you struggling to get your foot in the door when it comes to permanent employment?
  • Are you interested in doing an apprenticeship?
  • Are you unsure on what career path to go down, but would like to see what it would be like to work in construction?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, please continue reading as we may have exactly what you’re looking for.

Who are we and what are we doing in London?

HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed rail line, critical for the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands – helping rebalance the UK economy.

SCS joint venture are working in partnership with High Speed 2 (HS2), to construct a part of the route which will be 21-miles of tunnel, between Euston and West Ruislip, to build a new, faster, more efficient railway track and service for the local community.

In addition to the tunnelling work, our project will also consist of bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks plus much more.

Would you be interested in an opportunity working with SCS joint venture?

You might be surprised by the amount of job opportunities within SCS, as well as the number of opportunities within construction as an industry. We have many office and site-based roles that we recruit for regularly, either directly for SCS or for roles that sit within our supply chain.

  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • Planners
  • Administrative roles
  • Technical experts
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Ground workers
  • Community officer/manager
  • Health and Safety

Work Placements

Work placements are a great way to get your foot in the door with any company. It enables you to see what it would be like to work on our project, making sure the role is right for you. Our work placements run for a minimum of 20 days and depending on your interests, qualifications, and previous experience, we will match you to a position or area within the project that we feel will give you the most exposure, to gain the experience you need to find or gain sustainable work. You will receive a mentor, buddy and support from the Skills Employment and Education team during your time with us.

How to apply or gain further information

If you are interested in a position with SCS JV, our supply chain or within construction, please express your interest by emailing support@edacuk.org, specifying the route you feel would work best for you or describes your current situation.

An EDAC representative will contact you to discuss your options and next steps.

Web link: https://edacuk.org/opportunity/
Email address: support@edacuk.org
Phone number: 0844 504 3231

More about SCS Railways

HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed line critical for the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country, and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands – helping rebalance the UK economy. Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS JV) are working together to deliver HS2 along the final 26.4km of HS2’s journey to its southern terminus in Euston. The JV will complete challenging works taking the railway from Northolt to Euston via Old Oak Common, building a variety of structures requiring expert precision and care. As 95% (21km) of the route will be in tunnel, SCS will be running seven tunnel boring machines (TBMs), of which five will operate simultaneously.

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