Better teams

We want to be the employer of choice and maintain a high level of employee retention

One that is inclusive and diverse, focuses on learning and development and promotes high levels of engagement.

Futureproofing our workforce 

smallimage4.jpgWe recognise and reward our employees for their contribution and commitment.

We recognise the importance of learning and development and we invest around £20m in training and professional development every year. We were pleased to receive two Investors in People Gold accreditations during the year as recognition for the way we lead, support and manage our colleagues to promote a culture of high performance.

Inclusion and diversity 

Go-Ahead’s commitment to inclusion and diversity comes from the top. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.  Our desire is to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Our commitment to this was strengthened by the creation of an Inclusion and Diversity Steering Group which aims to improve our policies and procedures in this area.  We believe in equal opportunities and give full and fair consideration to all job applications.  

We are also on a journey to increase the number of women working in the transport industry. Our Gender Pay Gap Report, which is in its second year, symbolises our desire to encourage more women into the transport sector and have launched a variety of initiatives designed to inspire. These include organising special bus events at depots, encouraging women to visit and get behind the wheel of a bus. Alongside other industry partners, we support women to become train drivers through the “Women with Drive” project.


Graduate entrants choose to stay with the Group


Invested in training and professional development in 2018

Colleague engagement

We work hard to ensure that we listen to all colleagues and keep them up to date on all news and updates relating to the company. The results from our annual colleague survey provide a measure of colleague engagement and help us identify areas where we can improve as an employer. A considerable proportion of our workforce is represented by trade unions and employee representatives, and we strive to foster positive working relationships with them. We also have a responsibility to ensure no physical harm comes to our people while they are at work and safety is a fundamental part of our strategy. We take preventive actions and invest in training and awareness activities to ensure the health and safety of our colleagues..


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Material issues

  • Employee engagement 
  • Corporate governance 
  • Regulatory compliance 
  • Safety and security

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