All seven grounds of appeal against the HS2 high-speed rail project have been rejected by the Court of Appeal.

This is the second time in four months that attempts to derail the £42.6 billion project have been derailed.

From its intended construction start in 2017, HS2 is expected to provide various graduate jobs and continuing career opportunities for over 20 years.

During its peak period of 2023, the majority of the project’s 1,250 engineers will be chartered or graduate civil engineers, with specialist roles ranging from tunnels and stations to permanent way and geotechnics.

HS2 chairman Douglas Oakervee says of the graduate job prospects: ‘With over 50 years in construction, I have never known before HS2 such a unique scheme offering graduates a complete career in one sector encompassing a wide range of skill sets.’

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