Celebrating International Women's Day 2020

To celebrate International Women's Day (Sunday 8 March) we've joined forces with Southeastern to help showcase just how many great opportunities there are for female applicants across the railway!

Inviting students on a special journey

Ahead of International Women's Day, Network Rail and Southeastern ran a special service – the first fully female operated train.

Students and a cross-section of employees – from apprentices to drivers and engineers – were invited onto the train from London Victoria to Gillingham, which was closed to the paying public.

Watch how the day unfolded in our film below:

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Encouraging the next generation

This special service was filled with women from across the rail industry, representing lots of different roles.

It also played host to specially invited female school students who got to see and learn firsthand all about the opportunities that could await them on the railway.


Careers at Network Rail

Keeping nearly five million passengers moving every day takes lots of dedicated people, fulfilling lots of different roles – and there are tremendous opportunities for everyone! Check out our careers pages to see the roles we have available all over Britain.

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Careers at Southeastern

If you're applying for a role with Southeastern, you'll be working for one of Britain's busiest train operators, serving London, Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006. Find out more about Southeastern.

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