Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving both customers and communities. We seek to modernise our infrastructure and services to meet the growing and future demands from a range of interests – the 4 million passengers a day that travel by train, the Government, and train and freight operating companies.
We're transforming to become a company that is Putting Passengers First and will do this by being: A company that is on the side of passengers and freight users; that is easy to engage with and is a dependable partner; a company people are proud to work for; instinctively recognised as an industry leader.
Our transformation is underpinned by our values: Safe, Care, Teamwork and Empowerment, and our strategic diversity and inclusion objective to be a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation.
An important part of our diversity and inclusion strategy ‘Everyone Matters’, is improving the gender diversity in our business by increasing the number of women in the organisation and removing any barriers to inclusion for female colleagues and applicants. As part of this approach, we are proud to collaborate with the Women’s Engineering Society and inspire more women into engineering. Through our partnership we want to promote Network Rail as an advocate for cross-industry efforts to attract, recruit and retain women into engineering and technical roles.
Women in Engineering Day is an important day for us at Network Rail. Showcasing female role models is crucial to encouraging more women and girls to choose rail as a career for them. Take a look at what we did to celebrate Women in Engineering Day in 2019 here.