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East Midlands Trains named as one of the UK’s top employers

As one of only 78 employers in the country to be certified by the Top Employers Institute, train operator East Midlands Trains joins the ranks with other major employers such as Asda, DFS, Harrods and Santander.

Stagecoach-owned East Midlands Trains and sister company Virgin Trains East Coast are the only two train operators to be accredited with the exclusive Top Employers certification.

Every year, the Top Employers Institute carry out annual research to identify leading employers around the world, specifically looking at those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and who are continuously striving to build a positive employee experience.

The results of this year’s research were announced on Thursday 9 February and East Midlands Trains is proud to be named as a leading employer this year.

Kirsty Derry, HR Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re over the moon to be named one of the top employers in the UK. Our people – both customer facing and behind the scenes - play a crucial role in driving this business forward and this is a real credit to the whole team.

“We know from our most recent employee survey that satisfaction is at its highest ever level, but to have this independent external endorsement that demonstrates East Midlands Trains is amongst the top companies in the UK makes us very proud.”

East Midlands Trains employs around 2,100 people based across the East Midlands, Sheffield, Lincolnshire and in London. To find out more about careers and opportunities with East Midlands Trains, visit

James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that East Midlands Trains Limited provides 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 company.”

The Top Employers Institute assessed East Midlands Trains Limited’s employee offerings on the following criteria:

  • Talent Strategy
  • Workforce Planning
  • On-boarding
  • Learning & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Career & Succession Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Culture

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, visit