Building upon GTR’s greatest asset – its workforce
Zoey Hudson, Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – the UK’s biggest rail franchise – looks into the different specialisms and opportunities for GTR’s workforce and gives three colleagues the opportunity to discuss their roles.
For any business, the foundation of success is the workforce and, for customer-facing organisations like Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), our people are the embodiment of the brands they represent. It is for this reason that, at GTR, we pride ourselves in offering the right opportunities to individuals who can make a positive impact to the company, whether that be someone joining at an executive level, or someone kicking off a new career.
Equality of opportunity is a key mantra for us and something we take great pride in. This is shown in the huge wealth of roles that support our continued safe operation. However, simply talking about opportunity and diversity isn’t enough – that’s why we’ve introduced a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) recruitment strategy and unconscious bias training, which all hiring managers will attend, and we’re currently planning a ‘Respect Workshop’ for staff.