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HS2 Ltd has announced that it has been awarded the Platinum accreditation from Investors in People for its ‘We invest in Apprentices’ framework. Platinum is the highest-level accreditation and is awarded to organisations who can demonstrate that their apprentices are...

Women signallers making history at Sellafield in Cumbria

Sellafield signal box on the Cumbrian Coast line has become the first to be entirely staffed by women since the Second World War. The milestone was reached last month when trainee Amy Byrne joined Rebecca Rennoldson and Holly Williams to...

Railway worker “overjoyed” to donate blood for the first time as rules for gay and bi-sexual men change

Shane Andrews MBE donated alongside First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, who has shown his support for the campaign for change Network Rail project operations interface specialist, Shane Andrews MBE, is one of the first gay men in the UK...

UK rail first in-screen British Sign Language interpreters launch at London Euston

In a UK rail first, Network Rail has partnered with software and hardware specialist L.B. Foster Netpractise to launch in-screen British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters on fixed and mobile digital passenger information displays at London Euston station. British Sign Language...

Network Rail celebrates LGBT Pride Month with Rail Pride Fest event

Network Rail is marking LGBT Pride Month by hosting its second annual Pride Fest event across two weeks in June, following the success of the inaugural event last year. Rail industry presents: Pride festival will run from 14-25 June, bringing employees...

Avanti West Coast is named as one of the top 10 Inclusive Employers in the UK

Shortlisted by the British LGBT Awards alongside well-known brands andcelebrities including RuPaul, Carla Delevingne and Eugene LevyNominated following the launch of the Pride Train which is a symbol of inclusionWinners to be announced at an awards ceremony on 27...

Autistic station worker encourages others like him to go for their dream job

A customer services assistant at Birmingham New Street station is inspiring other autistic people like him to find a route into their dream career. Dan Noon has been working throughout the coronavirus pandemic helping passengers to complete essential journeys safely...

Engineering graduate improving signalling between Sheffield and London urges more women to consider railway careers

A graduate who joined Network Rail during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been helping to improve the signalling on the Midland Main Line is encouraging more women to consider a career in the rail industry. Ellie Smith, who is based...

Female job seekers encouraged to consider a career on Britain’s new railway

Women aiming to get back into employment after a career break, or who are looking for a new start, are encouraged to consider a career on board Britain’s new railway, HS2. According to ONS data, female unemployment rates have risen...

HS2 wins award for bringing disabled into employment

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, has won an award for its commitment to ensuring equality and transparency in its recruitment practices. The company’s resourcing team has been crowned winners of the Recruitment Team of the Year...

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Step into STEM: London King’s Cross to hold day of educational activities for children

Network Rail has teamed up with partners to put on a day of free science, technology, engineering and maths...