Network Rail has been named among the 50 Best Employers for Women

Network Rail has been named one of the Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK, informs Railway Supply magazine with reference to Network Rail.

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“We’re incredibly proud to be on this list. This is the result of a tremendous amount of work done to make Network Rail a more inclusive employer and a better place to work for everyone. We’ve made a lot of progress, but we know we can do more and more to make women succeed in our business. ”- Loraine Martins

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Through the Gender Issues Program, Network Rail has taken a number of steps in recent years to improve gender diversity, including:

  • Setting an ambitious target to bring the share of women in the workforce to 26 percent by the end of 2024 (increasing this share from 14.2 percent in 2014 to 18.9 percent by the end of 2020).
  • Conscious efforts to attract, hire and retain more women in business at all levels, including training.
  • Promotion of female employees to higher positions. More than 100 women took part in the Women Leaders program to support their careers.
  • Changing the approach to flexible work by improving family-friendly approaches, including more openness to job sharing agreements.
  • We continue to focus on the gender pay gap and introduce a parent partnership scheme.
  • Improvement of living conditions for women, including toilets, showers, drying rooms, plumbing fixtures. At the recent Rail News Awards, new mobile welfare services were nominated for an innovation award.
  • The launch of Working Forward is dedicated to making Network Rail the best place to work for pregnant women and new parents.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most respected list of employers leading the way in gender equality in the workplace. He celebrates outstanding progress and examples of good practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement.

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