During 2020, train operating company, Northern, saw more then 40,000 people apply for jobs.
The train operator advertised 436 jobs, which averages 94 applicants for each job role across 2020.
Out of the 40,000 applicants, more than 6,000 of them already worked for Northern and promised more jobs in the future.
In the past year, Northern has employed more people for drivers and conductors to help staff the Coronavirus pandemic.
To read more about a career at Northern or apply for available roles, visit the Northern website.
Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Northern, said: “Its great to see that so many people want to work for Northern and want to help us achieve our goal of making a positive impact for the north of England.
“We’ve recruited to more than 400 posts in the past year and whether the roles have been based on the frontline, in engineering, in our control rooms or in one of many support functions they all have the same aim – to put customers at the heart of our business and to deliver the best possible rail service.
“We are extremely proud of our people and, at the end of 2020, celebrated some of the outstanding contributions they made during a very challenging year thanks to our Proud to be Northern awards.”
Brian Currie, People Director at Northern, added: “We specifically want to reach out to those who may not have previously considered a career in the rail industry before.
“We are keen to deliver a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve and want to attract more black, ethnic minority, female and younger people to rail.
“Our message 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.”
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