HS2 Creating New Job Opportunities for Young People in Crewe And Beyond 

Crewe and Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan and former HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson MP, visited the Alstom factory in Crewe to hear more about how HS2 is creating apprenticeships and job opportunities for young people. 

Alstom and Hitachi recently received the contract to build the trains for HS2’s state-of-the-art fleet of trains with the bogies to be made at Alstom’s Crewe factory, all helping to support over 2,500 jobs across the UK, including graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. Kieran and Andrew met with some of these apprentices at the Crewe factory during their visit. 

Kieran commented “HS2 is already providing so many opportunities  for our area, with the Crewe site back in the business of building trains – for the first time since 2004. Young people in Crewe and beyond are going to benefit a lot from this investments. 

“Apprenticeships provide young people with the skills and training they need to start a good, stable career and get on in life. It was great to hear from young apprentices at Alstom directly about the work that they do, and the skills that these opportunities bring.” 

Mark Derbyshire, Alstom’s Crewe General Manager said “It was a pleasure to host both the Minister and Kieran Mullan MP at our Crewe site. It was a great opportunity to show them how the HS2 contract is already making a huge and positive difference to the facility and to our young people and their career aspirations.”