Northern has announced it has launched its search for the next generation of black, ethnic minority, female and younger employees.
Be Northern, the new campaign, shows the journey the train operator has taken to improve its diversity levels in its workforce.
The launch of the campaign coincides with plans by the operator to recruit more than 160 new roles. The jobs are available across the north, and throughout the business including station staff, drivers, conductors and in engineering.
Neil Stephenson, Head of Learning and Talent at Northern, said: “Northern has many career opportunities and last year alone we had nearly 54,000 applications for 600 vacancies.
“As an industry we are keen to deliver a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve and attract the next generation to rail. Northern has made progress over the past few years and there is more work to do and Be Northern is another step towards building an inclusive workforce.
“We are working with new and diverse partners and the message we are sending out to prospective employees is that, whoever they are and whatever their background, they can trust that Northern is a great place to work and a great place to forge a career.”
Brian Currie, People Director at Northern, said: “Northern has built an exciting plan for the future and this includes providing more jobs to help boost the economy in the north of England. At this time of uncertainty, we’re pleased to be able to offer these roles in the north.”
To find out more about the roles, please visit www.northernrailway.co.uk/careers
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