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Here at Northern, we’re doing something pretty amazing. We’re creating the kind of business that anyone can picture themselves being part of, whatever their background, skills, experience, lifestyle, or family commitments.
It’s somewhere you can be ambitious, be determined, be flexible, and be your best. It’s where you won’t just be Northern – you’ll be able to be you.
We play a vital role across the north by providing a friendly train service that connects hundreds of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more. Our customers trust us with their journeys every day and we travel to almost 550 destinations.
As for our people, we’re building a one-of-a-kind of community. We love working together, having fun, and getting stuck in to making our customers’ lives easier. And we go out of our way to create incredible opportunities for everyone to grow and develop themselves, too.
Right now, we’re working hard to become a different kind of organisation, and we’re serious about making it happen. Transforming the way we all think about rail travel means doing better and being better, and we can only do that with people on board who share our values. People from different backgrounds and who have different views, perspectives and beliefs. People who really value individuality, flexibility, and better work/life balances. People just like you.
Ours will be an organisation that has equality and diversity at its heart, and where everyone is included. Our ambition is to truly represent every single one of the different communities we serve. We want to celebrate our differences, and make sure everyone feels welcome, in every corner of our business. And we want to continue our journey towards being a modern and progressive company – one that puts people first and rewards hard work.
But the work we do day to day is only part of our story. We offer a wide range of learning, development and training on diversity issues, and we actively support under-represented groups. What’s more, we partner with Women in Rail and participate in their mentorship programme, and we even offer apprenticeships that can make career changes a reality.
We run a range of Employee Inclusion Groups, boast a 250 strong Employee Engagement Group, and our equality, diversity and inclusion events calendar has never been busier.
So, if you haven’t thought about working for a train company before, it might be time to start looking at Northern in a different way. That’s because we want to meet smart, forward thinking and passionate people who are full of fresh ideas, and who have what it takes to play a part in creating a brand new, diverse, inclusive, equal, and flexible future for our business.
If you can be Northern, we’re ready to help you be you.