Network Rail among UK’s best places to work

We’re proud to have ranked among the Best Places to Work UK for the first time, thanks to factors including our supportive culture and progression opportunities.

Recruitment website Glassdoor has ranked us 29 out of 50 employers in its 2021 Employees’ Choice Awards, honouring the best places to work in the UK.  

It’s the first time we’ve appeared in the list, which Glassdoor compiles using company reviews shared by employees over the past year. We achieved an overall company rating of 4.2 out of five – recognition of our efforts to become a better employer for our 41,000-strong workforce.

Current and previous employees rate their satisfaction with the company overall, with factors such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work and life balance.

Hear why apprentice Keneefia Parker loves her job at Network Rail:

Pauline Holroyd, group Human Resources director at Network Rail, said: “The award is particularly special because it’s based on the feedback of those that know us best – our colleagues – who have worked incredibly hard over the past year to keep Britain moving in exceptionally challenging circumstances, and continue to do so.”

Below are just some of the words employees shared on Glassdoor that contributed to the award …

An employee described Network Rail on Glassdoor as having a “wonderful culture and a real sense of dedication to the industry”.

The employee added: “The people, that is what really makes a business.”

Another employee said: “People down to Earth and approachable, some excellent development opportunities, great work-life balance, good travel discounts, support for mental and physical health provision brilliant.”

Watch this video to find out from media learning and development specialist Kathryn Bishop why the railway is a great place to pursue a passion for technology – and what makes Network Rail an inclusive company:

Early careers

If you have the hunger to implement change, an open mind and want to work for a company that will develop you to the best you can, the railway is for you.

Our ranking by Glassdoor follows news in October that we had been named as one of the best apprenticeship employers in England for 2020. Find out more

Visit our early careers page to find out about apprenticeshipsgraduate schemessummer placements and our year in industry placement programme.

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