We believe learning, participation, education, and outreach are vital ways of helping local people and organisations to thrive.
We work with local colleges in the regions we operate to give young people the chance to experience engineering works to help kickstart their career.
Our apprenticeship scheme also sees a regular intake of new apprentices every year.
We have strategies set for encouraging people from under-represented communities to consider a career in the industry, alongside a strategy towards gender equality throughout the business
We also believe it is important that our military personnel are given deserved opportunities following their service. We signed the armed forces covenant and continue to work extensively with military personnel.
Our “Railway Soldiers” initiative has assisted soldiers, from countries such as Fiji, who served under Her Majesty’s armed forces to begin a new career after becoming redundant. This initiative has been running for over 13 years and has helped hundreds of ex-services members start a new life and a successful career, thereby assisting entire communities through community economic health.
To demonstrate our commitment to being an environmentally conscious business and driver greener business practices we have enrolled on the Network Rail Science-based Targets Charter and aim to be a carbon-neutral business by 2030.
To help support this goal, we’ve implemented the following:
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