Work perks

You get more than just a career when you join the railway

We have great benefits and rewards in place to recognise our hard-working colleagues and reward those who go the extra mile. But don’t just take our word for it; scroll down to see all the benefits you could be entitled to as a valued member of our team.

Work perks and benefits

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Free rail travel

Enjoy the freedom of free travel on West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Greater Anglia, and MerseyRail services for you and your family, as well as a 75% discount on all other train travel across most of the UK rail network

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We are a family-friendly employer and offer a range of policies and flexible working practices across the business, to help you achieve a better balance between work and your other priorities, whether that be caring responsibilities, leisure activities, further learning or other interests.

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Holiday purchase scheme

We offer all colleagues who are in a management grade role some flexibility to alter their annual leave entitlement, by buying or selling some of their allocations for that year’s annual leave to suit their individual circumstances.

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Railway pension scheme

We understand saving for your future is important; that's why we love giving back to our staff with our highly competitive pension scheme. We offer a final salary pension from day one of you joining through the Railway Pension Scheme (RPS). This sees us boost your pension contributions by 150% as well as offering life cover with the death in service benefit equal to four times your salary.

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Employee discounts

Our amazing 'Extra Mile' platform gives you wide access to significant and exclusive deals, fantastic savings, discounts and cashback from over 800 top retailers and restaurants. We also offer two Cycle2Work schemes to get you the best discounts with potential savings of up to 42% on bikes and equipment.

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Learning and development opportunities

You’re not just working for us, we’re working for you! Each role here offers you the chance to learn and progress with training schemes and an online training platform to complete at your own pace.

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Health and wellbeing

Your wellbeing matters to us, and we have a wide range of wellbeing resources and health benefits such as discounted gym membership, as well as access to a health cash plan, winter flu vaccines and free eye care vouchers.

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Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Our employees are the lifeblood of our company, which is why you’ll have around the clock access to information, advice and counselling. This service is free and 100% confidential, because we know how important it is to take care of our mental health.

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Uniforms and safety

Uniforms are provided for customer-facing roles, and personal protective equipment is supplied for safety-related roles.

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Long service awards

We value our long-serving colleagues and proudly celebrate with a special award to those individuals who achieve 25,40 and 50 years of industry service.

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Game Changer awards

Our colleague recognition scheme provides exciting rewards for employees who go the extra mile during their daily roles.