An exciting future could be closer than you think.  

We are transforming… and we are on the lookout for smart, forward thinking and motivated people to join us on our journey. You’ll help us to grow our business during this exciting time, shaping rail travel in the North and providing our customers with a service to be proud of.

If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place. We’ve got lots of great things planned and we need more like-minded people, contributing fresh ideas, passion and commitment to bring our vision to life. You’ll be joining a business that values its people, where hard work is rewarded, and development and progression ensure we retain and attract the very best talent. 

Why Northern?

Find out more about the second largest train operating company in the UK.

As a modern, progressive and diverse company we recognise all the hard work our colleagues put in so it’s really important that we offer a workplace where everyone feels valued, supported and has the opportunity to grow. 

Our Roles

Find for you perfect career

Our trains and stations are the face of our business, but what about the behind the scenes? You could find yourself working on the front line, in engineering or in one of our many offices. 

Early Careers

A fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career

We need bright, talented and smart thinkers like yourselves with fresh ideas, who will offer new ways of working.


Frequently Asked Questions about Careers with Northern

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about working with Northern, and the application process.

How to Apply

Resources to help you apply

We have produced a range of assets to help you with writing strong CVs and covering letters, attending selection events and interviews, as well as the jobs application process itself. 

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Join the team

Found a role that suits you? Apply to work at Northern Railway now!