From Sonar to Signals: How Helen’s career changed track

From tracking enemy submarines to tracking LNER trains, former Royal Navy Petty Officer Helen Firth is finding there are some surprising similarities between working on an anti-submarine frigate and working in the Rail Operations Centre in York.  Helen, who has...

Recruiting more female train drivers has helped reduce the gender pay gap at TfW

Employing 22 more female train drivers during 2022/23 has helped to further reduce the gender pay gap at Transport for Wales (Rail). The median gender pay gaps for TfW Rail and TfW Group stand at 16.2% and 14.1% respectively, a...

Northern set to recruit more than 300 drivers and conductors in 2024

Northern is looking to recruit more than 300 drivers and conductors across the North of England this year. The train operator says the roles are part of a normal, on-going process to recruit as and when existing staff members retire,...

Transpennine Route Upgrade on track to deliver 8,000 jobs

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) reaffirmed its commitment to creating employment in the Kirklees area as colleagues attended the Kirklees College Skills and Apprenticeships Fair in Dewsbury. A key part of the TRU’s sustainability strategy – Our Guiding Compass –...

Rail operator increases female driver numbers through dedicated partnership

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is welcoming five new female drivers into the fold, who have come through the company’s partnership with coaching, consulting and networking organisation, Career Returners - a social enterprise that...

West Midlands Mayor opens new region-wide college rail training academy

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, has officially opened a new region-wide rail training academy designed to support hundreds of new training and employment opportunities for local people in the sector. The Transport, Rail and Infrastructure Academy (TRIA), which...

PlanBEE Rail to drive talent development in the rail sector

A pioneering apprenticeship has been launched to address skills shortages and give people the chance to launch their careers in the rail industry. Network Rail and their supply chain partners have joined forces with Gateshead College to launch PlanBEE Rail,...

HS2 launches 2024 graduate recruitment programme

HS2 has launched its 2024 graduate recruitment programme to help the next generation of engineers, landscape designers, project managers, and environmental specialists kickstart their careers. Successful candidates will spend two years working alongside some of the very best in the...

Northern recruitment drive targets train presentation staff

Northern is set to host a recruitment day next month for a number of vacancies in its train presentation team at Heaton Train Care Centre in Tyne & Wear. The event, on Tuesday 13 February, will give people interested in...

Avanti West Coast employee reaches half a century on railway

A Cumbrian railwayman who is Carlisle station’s longest serving member of staff has achieved 50 years’ service on the West Coast Main Line.   Team Leader, Brian Farish, 67, who has worked on the railway in Cumbria for five decades...

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c2c issues record-breaking £10,000 fine to persistent fare evader

Train operator c2c Trenitalia says its work to crackdown on fare evasion and ticketing fraud has led to one...