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Recognising there is a greater need for diversity

We recognise there is greater need for diversity in the #railindustry and are proud of our involvement in the #WomeninRail programme, which helps to support 130 female professionals pursuing careers in the #UKRail. To support the programme, we will be sharing the experiences of our mentees and mentors, who have been involved in the scheme.

The programme kicked-off in lockdown and has been successful in overcoming many of the challenges associated with mentoring virtually, as mentees and mentors have been able to engage in remote meetings, getting to know one another whilst providing professional support and development.

First up, we spoke to Samantha Lovell, an Angel Trains Contract Manager, who is being mentored by Susie Woodward-Moor, a Manager at HS2 Ltd.

Samantha commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Women in Rail programme and value the experience it has given me. Having regular catch-ups with Susie has not only allowed me to learn from and be inspired by a successful woman in the industry, but also to identify what I want to achieve in my career and how I can get there.

“Angel Trains has always been incredibly supportive of Women in Rail and this reflects the inclusive company culture we have, fostering confidence and aspiration in its employees.”