• East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast both certified for the second year running
  • Only two rail companies to be included on the UK wide list
  • Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people

East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast, part of the Stagecoach Group, have been named in the listings for Top Employers in the UK for their exceptional employee offerings.

As the only two train companies of the 84 UK firms certified by the Top Employers Institute, this is the second year running that East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast have achieved a place on this coveted list.  The two rail companies join the ranks of other major employers such as Asda, Harrods, Bentley and DHL.

The annual, international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions to nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.

Tim Shoveller, Managing Director of Stagecoach Rail, said: “We’re very proud that Stagecoach is leading the way in the industry as Top Employers in our East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast businesses.  This is a great achievement and demonstrates the huge steps that have been taken to create the best conditions for our employees whilst continually developing talent.

“This has been achieved whilst we continue to invest in our people and grow our workforce of transport experts who know the importance of delivering for our customers, day in, day out.”

The Top Employers Institute assesses employee offerings based on the following criteria:
•Talent Strategy
•Workforce Planning
•Learning & Development
•Performance Management
•Leadership Development
•Career & Succession Management
•Compensation & Benefits

David Plink, CEO for the Top Employers Institute, said “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast provide an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their companies.”

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, please visit: www.top-employers.com.