Some apprentices have been provided for Align JV to work on the High Speed 2 (HS2) project, by Global training provider Skills4Stem.
Three international infrastructure companies, which are Bouygues Travaux Publics, Volker Fitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine are the joint ventures of Align. It is delivering the Central 1 (C1) portion of phase one of HS2, the new high-speed line between London and the West Midlands.
According to Skills4Stem CEO, Sarah Davis’s comment on the apprenticeship opportunity: “We are delighted to be able to work with Align JV and have been able to deliver apprentices not just to them, but also their supply chain. By offering apprentices a level of customization, we are able to provide an alternative to a college education.”
In order to implementing geotechnical work as part of the C1 package, a contract with £167M value was recently granted to the KVJV, the joint venture between Keller UK and VSL International, by Align JV.
Almost 270 people from KVJV, who are highly skilled working on site, drawing on their expertise in ground engineering and foundations, everything from the building of diaphragm walls to grouting and piling will be needed at the head point of production.
Align JV learning and development advisor Steven Roberts said: “One of the benefits of this type of apprenticeship from Skills4Stem is that the apprentices can enroll at any point without the restrictions of the academic year; this has significantly helped with our placement requirements. The organization provides a valuable service, tailored to each individual apprentice, and feedback has been fantastic.”
Eight civil engineers, who had been trained by Skills4Stem, in October 2020 were delivered as apprenticeship to Align JV and all of them were selected for assistance with the HS2 project.
HS2 Ltd construction partner Align JV, in May 2021 employed nine apprentices with the intention of initiative to create employment opportunities on the project’s twin bore tunnels beneath the Chilterns.
The Level Two tunnelling operative apprenticeships will be operated by Align’s contractor, TG Tunnelling, a North London-based business.
In accordance with the HS2 Ltd.’s previous week’s announcement the determined budget for the contract of a design and delivery partner (DDP) for phase 2a of the High Speed 2 (HS2) project, running from Birmingham to Crewe, is £500M.
On HS2 Ltd.’s press release in 15 June, it is claimed that this company is looking to appoint a consultant that will manage the delivery of HS2 phase 2a within budget and program. This consist of the management and co-ordination of the design and construction of phase 2a works from contract award until completion.