40,000 people applied for jobs with rail operator Northern

More than 40,000 people applied to work at Northern last year, underlining the rail operator as an employer of choice for the north of England.

By David Nowell
Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 3:45 pm
Northern has been recruiting
Northern has been recruiting

And with 436 jobs advertised, that means there were an average of 94 applicants for each role across the whole of 2020.

More than 6,000 people now work for Northern with the promise of more jobs in the future as the operator continues to be a key contributor to the region’s economy.

In the past year Northern has employed more drivers and conductors and, crucially in a year impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, bolstered its cleaning teams with additional jobs created to help keep customers safe and trains and stations looking their best.

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.”

The coming year promises to bring even more job opportunities with Northern and the search has already begun to find talented people to join the rail industry.

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.”

To find out more, visit https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/corporate/careers