Our employee networks have been busy this summer, from marching for Pride Month across Britain to promoting Disability Week at London Waterloo.
Network Rail’s six employee networks provide support, guidance and opportunities to about 3,000 people, contributing to a more open, inclusive and diverse organisation.
CanDo is our network focused on support and guidance for disabled colleagues, helping those with physical or mental, or visible or non-visible impairments.
This week is Disability Week so CanDo members joined wheelchair sport organisation WheelPower at Waterloo station to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Paralympic Movement.
Members took part in exhibition games at the station, which last week celebrated its 170th anniversary.
Archway, our employee network focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, has been heavily involved with Pride Month nationally.
Archway’s membership grew steadily last year by 32 per cent and it encompasses people train operating companies, our supply chain and Rail Delivery Group.
Last year was named the top LGBT+ employee network in Britain for improving the lives of LGBT people at the British LGBT awards.
What other employee networks does Network Rail offer?
Cultural Fusion recognises the benefits that a diverse workforce can bring and aims for this to be reflected at all levels within Network Rail.
Inspire supports women in all business areas of Network Rail to fulfill their potential. In June, International Women in Engineering Day highlighted the contribution of female engineers.
This year’s theme was raising the bar, encouraging organisations to run their own events. Network Rail employees took part in talks in Birmingham and Milton Keynes focused on different levels of engineering experience, from junior to senior employees.
The Multi-faith Forum recognises the variety of faith practices and philosophical diversity within Network Rail and across the country.
Myriad supports colleagues who have caring responsibilities and promotes an understanding culture across the business. Members can share experiences and help each other regarding Network Rail policies and external support mechanisms.