HS2 ‘Notice to Proceed’ welcomed by Sat Nijjer from Fortel – A leading labour supply company

The Government’s ‘Notice to Proceed’ with High Speed Rail 2 construction has been praised as supporting an ‘unparalleled and sustainable pipeline of employment and career development’ during a time of wider concern.

The ‘Notice to Proceed’ process marks formal approval for main construction works to begin, following the long-awaited decision earlier this year to proceed with the project.

With an estimated 30,000 construction jobs to be created, a leading labour supply company for the industry has welcomed the Government’s decision to continue moving forward at a time of such uncertainty due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sat Nijjer, Fortel CEO, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of labour to the construction industry, said: “This is welcomed at a time of concern around the future economy and employment, with a project that will deliver vital improvements to capacity and connectivity across the UK.

“HS2 now enters its construction phase with its aim to level up business and social interaction across the country’s towns and cities.

“Supporting over 30,000 jobs at peak, HS2 is realising the opportunity to provide an unparalleled and sustainable pipeline of employment and career development.

“It is tackling our industrial sector skills challenges and boosting regional economies to the benefit of local businesses.

“It will inspire apprentices to become skilled workers with a long term project to potentially work on, at the same time as setting themselves up for a successful infrastructure career.

“HS2 will sit at the heart of the UK’s rail network.

“It will drive the recruitment, education and skills development of those who will deliver it and transform the national capability in delivering major infrastructure projects in the future.”

With a key focus on infrastructure projects, Fortel is currently going through a period of growth, with a new headquarters being built at Junction 10 of the M6.

Fortel provides more than 2,000 workers at more than 130 locations across the country and although the recruitment process has migrated online with the latest technologies on hand rather than in person, they continue to recruit the very best talent for customers during the Coronavirus crisis.

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