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Northern all set to celebrate Blackpool Pride with customers and colleagues this weekend

Northern is celebrating Pride Month alongside colleagues and the communities across its rail network.   The train operator is a sponsor of this weekend’s Blackpool Pride...

Kent & East Sussex Railway marks LGBT+ Pride month for the first time

For the month of June 2022 the Kent & East Sussex's ‘garter' crest on its website will be backed by the ‘pride progress' flag. K&ESR...

HR, Diversity and Inclusion

One of the longer titles for a category in this year’s RailStaff Awards - the HR, Diversity & Inclusion Person or Team Award -...

Celebrating the achievements Women in Rail

International Women’s Day, held on 8 March, celebrated the achievements of women and marked a call to action to accelerate women’s equality. International Women’s...

Pleased to greet you: why pronouns matter

The engineering consultancy Atkins is committed to equality and inclusivity, and explains to Rail Staff the importance of using pronouns in the workplace. What’s in...

Diversity in recruitment

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a burning issue in today’s workplace and, going forward, will only increase in importance. Today’s generation of job...

Avanti West Coast launch new Train Driver recruitment campaign

Avanti West Coast has launched a campaign to help recruit 40 new Train Drivers at locations throughout the UK in 2022. The initiative aims to...

Network Rail launches competition to showcase careers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates

Network Rail has launched a competition to highlight the Information Technology careers available at the organisation, and in the wider rail industry, to young...

Young Rail Professionals – future industry structure and culture change

In the last edition of RailStaff I launched a series of editorials to voice the views of my peers – young professionals in rail...

Rail industry celebrates the Women in Rail Awards 2021

The fourth Women in Rail Awards took place on Thursday 30 September at the stunning and iconic Roundhouse, Camden London. The event was attended by...

Double success for Avanti West Coast at the Women in Rail Awards 2021

Avanti West Coast's  picks up Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the 2021 Women in Rail Awards whilst Glasgow Onboard Manager is awarded 'Women in Rail' Glasgow...

HS2 wins award for bringing disabled into employment

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high-speed railway, has won an award for its commitment to ensuring equality and transparency in its recruitment...

The changing faces of the railway

The global anti-racism movement has brought attempts to make the British railway industry more representative into the spotlight. To find out how the industry is...

Pride during a pandemic

The annual pride festivals provide a visible and colourful reminder that the LGBT+ movement is now (largely) an accepted part of society. Cancelled in...

The hidden disability Sunflower Scheme

At a time when people have to wear facemasks, and it is seen as antisocial not to do so, what about those who can't...

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

British Rail guard Asquith Xavier, who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966, has been recognised with a plaque in the waiting...

Talent and gender diversity in the rail sector

Guest writer Adam Razzell, head of transport and infrastructure at Advance Resource Managers, reflects on the diversity of talent in the rail industry and...