South Western Railway

Operating over 1,500 services each weekday, SWR employs more than 5,000 people and provides commuter inter-urban, regional and long distance services to customers in South West London, the southern counties of England and the Isle of Wight.

As well as commuters and business customers, SWR transports leisure travellers across the region to many tourist and heritage sites, and the numerous major sporting and social events that take place along the route every year.

We provide easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities.

  • At South Western Railway, we recognise that the people who work for us are our greatest asset and when they feel supported and happy in work this positivity reaches those very people we are here for – our customers. We are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation and ensuring that we harness the potential of all our staff fully, whilst also attracting the best talent.

    We have a number of staff networks that aim to give people the opportunity to meet and network with other employees in a confidential space and share their own lived experiences and/or challenges.  Each network has great potential to shape the cultures and behaviours of the organisation and we want to tap into the ideas, passion and knowledge of our own employees to create change, challenge mindsets and support our leaders in implementing it.

    South Western Railway and our Gender Equality Network (Inspire) supports many initiatives around gender and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all.  The Big Rail Diversity Challenge is a great opportunity for us to promote the work that we, and the rail industry as a whole are doing around gender equality and diversity.  What a great way to bring people together and celebrate our industry and the people within it!