Today Aslef published a report that states just 6.5% of drivers in England, Wales and Scotland are women, 8% were from a minority ethnic background and 15% were under 35.
The report “On track with diversity” also states that the union will call for targeted action from train operators to tackle the issue. Aslef’s general secretary, Mick Whelan, said he wanted to see “fewer people who look like me”. After 35 years in the industry he said he was well aware how many train drivers were middle-aged, male, and white.
To download the report click here.
Did you know that NSAR is currently working in partnership with DWP to create video content for Skills Live* in order to encourage diversity and inspire the next generation of employees within the rail industry?
Want to get involved or find out more? Contact NSAR Project Manager Sharman Cunningham at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Skills Live is an online platform that uses video content to enable employers to connect with diverse young people who may not have considered careers in rail.