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Careers at Northern

Careers at Northern

A new ambition. A new future. A new Northern. Consider a new career in rail now.


Play your part in a brand-new future

At Northern, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind of community. We value individuality. We love working together, having fun, and getting stuck in to making our customers’ lives easier. And we go out of our way to create incredible opportunities for everyone to grow. All of which means we get to be the best we can be every single day.

You’ve probably heard it all before, but we want to be different.

And because of that, we’re thinking about what happens next in a different way, too. We’re creating a brand-new future, one that will help our organisation to do better and be better, and which will transform the way we all think about rail travel across the UK.

So, if you’re smart, forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen.

Who We Are

Why join us?

We play a vital role across the north, and we’re building a brand-new future for our customers - and for our people.

Our Roles

Find your perfect career

Our trains and stations might be the face of our business, but there’s lots of action behind the scenes too - on the front line, in engineering, or in one of our many offices.

Early Careers

Everything you need to kick-start your future

Bright? Talented? Smart? Full of fresh ideas? You’re just what we need - and Northern is just what your career needs, too.

Got a Question?

Everything else you need to know about working at Northern

If theres anything else youd like to know about working at Northern, from your application progress to what to wear for your interview, youll find it right here.

Meet Our People

It's time to put some names to faces

You'll find all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds here at Northern. And we can't wait to tell you more about who we are and what we do.


We’re building a business that’s as diverse as the communities we serve

We're creating the kind of workplace where you can focus on being you. So whoever you are and whatever your background, we think you’ll fit right in here.