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Our people enjoy free Northern travel, a final salary pension scheme and so much more.

Rewards and Benefits

Our people enjoy free travel, a final salary pension scheme and so much more.
We're proud of the wide range of rewards and benefits you'll enjoy if and when you become part of our team. We've listed them below and think you'll be impressed.


Whatever the role, our salaries compete with any in the rail industry. What's more, some of our roles enjoy enhancements such as commission plus shift and overtime payments.
Free travel
75% discount on all other train operating companies' services *Terms and conditions apply

Final salary pension scheme

You'll rarely find a pension as good as a Northern pension. It's a contributory, final salary scheme to which we'll add a generous amount.

Development and Promotion opportunities

So committed are we to making sure you have all the progression opportunities you deserve, we've even set up our own People Development Team. They'll help you take your career all the way to the top, showing you routes to promotion and how best to take them.

Holiday entitlement

Beautiful as it is in this part of the country, Northern people still like to get away, which is why we offer incredibly generous holiday entitlements, which vary from role to role.
Maternity and paternity benefits
Northern mums and dads are given above and beyond the standard level of maternity/paternity pay/leave. New mums enjoy a full year off work with nine months at full basic pay*. New dads are offered two weeks off work at full pay.

*Terms and conditions apply

Comprehensive training

Rest assured that, when you join us, you'll feel fully comfortable with the requirements of your role before you're expected to carry them out. We'll give you all the training you need to make the very most of your skills and be successful in your role.
Childcare vouchers scheme
Children can be expensive little bundles of joy. That's why we offer this salary sacrifice scheme to help cope with the costs of looking after them while you're at work*.
*Terms and conditions apply

Full uniform for frontline facing roles

It's hugely important that our frontline people look the part - you'll be the face of the business, after all, and will need to stand out on a bustling platform. So it's only natural that we provide your uniform.

Employee Assistance Programme

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we make sure there's someone on-hand to offer guidance, advice and useful information for our people when they are experiencing hardship at work or at home’. Because, as one of us, your issues are our issues, so we do all we can to help.