20% of our colleagues are female
Introduced the UK's first domestic high speed service
A single train can remove up to 500 cars from our roads
Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex. Our network includes the UK’s first domestic high speed service with Javelin trains.
Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that they serve - work together to provide this vital service. They have a strong set of values that shape the way they run their business and guide their staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:
They are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives their Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here.
They are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how they are supporting our employees, you can view their policies and initiatives here.
Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.
As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;
Investors in People (IiP) is a nationally recognised framework for people management, covering Leading, Supporting and Improving. Southeastern began its IiP journey in 2009 and is assessed against the IiP framework every three years. We were proud to achieve Gold accreditation in 2012 and most recently in 2021.
The more we strive to make work better for everyone, the better the service you can give to our passengers. We’re investing more money than ever before in training and development programmes for our people, and we’re committed to sharing and promoting best practice in people management.
Southeastern are proud to have signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter. By signing the charter, we are showing our commitment to supporting mental health within the workplace and the wider community - and want to provide a better mental health support to our employees.
Inclusivity is extremely important to Southeastern and we are members of Inclusive Employers. This will ensure our processes enable us to build and develop inclusive workplaces.
We also developed and launched the Railway Mental Health Charter. The Railway Mental Health Charter (RMHC) is a framework to help rail companies promote, manage and support workforce mental wellbeing. Aligned with good practice and developed to respond to industry needs, the charter provides targeted actions and resources for improving mental health.