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EMT and VTEC identified amongst UK’s top employers

East Midlands Trains (EMT) and Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) have been listed amongst the best employers in the country for 2018.

Top Employers Institute, a company which certifies excellence in employee conditions, listed the pair in a 84-strong list for the UK, which includes the likes of Travis Perkins, Bentley and DHL.

EMT and VTEC were included on the list for the second year running. They are the only two rail companies to be included.

The Top Employers Institute assesses employee offerings based on a number of criteria, including learning and development, culture and compensation and benefits.

CEO David Plink said that comprehensive research found that East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast provide an outstanding employment environment and a wide-range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes.


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Staff from East Midlands Trains at Derby station.
Staff from East Midlands Trains at Derby station.

Stagecoach is the parent company of EMT and also owns a 90 per cent stake in VTEC, Virgin Trains is the other joint venture partner.

Tim Shoveller, managing director of Stagecoach, said: “We’re very proud that Stagecoach is leading the way in the industry as Top Employers in our East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast businesses.

“This is a great achievement and demonstrates the huge steps that have been taken to create the best conditions for our employees whilst continually developing talent.

“This has been achieved whilst we continue to invest in our people and grow our workforce of transport experts who know the importance of delivering for our customers, day in, day out.”


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