Alstom Transport UK Limited

Who are Alstom Transport UK Limited?

Alstom is a world leader in delivering sustainable and smart mobility systems, from high-speed trains, metros, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility. Our heritage in the UK goes back over a century and we are committed to working closely with Government to not only revive the UK’s rail manufacturing industry but revolutionise it through the development of green technologies of the future.

In January 2021, Alstom acquired Bombardier Transportation, the new business is now the UK’s largest private sector rail transportation group, with responsibility for supporting around 67% of the UK’s rail fleet. By significantly increasing in scale, we can play an even more pivotal role in delivering sustainable transport systems, designed and built in the Midlands and North of England.

Our Derby factory, dates from 1876, is the largest anywhere in Alstom. It is the only UK factory able to design, build and test trains for domestic and export markets:

  • From the Pendolino to the AVENTRA, 2/3 of all daily passenger rail journeys are on an Alstom train
  • 3/4 of the trains on the London Underground were made by Alstom
  • The first ever Alstom Citadis tram was created for use in Dublin
  • Delivering Crossrail, Europe’s largest Infrastructure project, responsible for the trains and via the ATC (Alstom, TSO, Costain) JV
  • Delivering innovative new solutions to provide signalling across the country
  • Alstom is developing a new hydrogen train for the UK market, emitting only water and no harmful emissions

What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are Alstom involved in?

Alstom aims to be a great place to work for all, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community to build a truly inclusive workforce. To support this, we signed up to the WISE 10 Steps and as part of our “Voices of Alstom” network groups we started the “Voices of Women” group, who developed several work streams to:

Encourage young females to participate in STEM activities:

  • Alstom monitor the number of female beneficiaries at their STEM events with a target of 50% of beneficiaries being female each year
  • Through our partnership with Riverside College in Widnes, Alstom committed to delivering a minimum of 2 female focused STEM events per year
  • Alstom are supporting the WISE “My Life My Skills” programme

Improve the recruitment, retention and progression of female employees:

  • Alstom carried out inclusivity site inspections to ensure facilities met the requirements of diverse teams
  • Alstom are reviewing the recruitment process and internal policies
  • Alstom have created a Female Development Programme designed to support women in furthering their careers and to build a female network within the company.
  • Alstom are putting in place work streams to improve its visibility within the industry to reach a wider talent pool

Alstom publishes its Gender Pay Gap report annually and aims to build on the above initiatives to improve this in the coming years.

Why did Alstom join WISE?

“Alstom recognises that diverse teams perform better. They are more innovative, understand our customers better and help us to hire and retain talent. By working with WISE, we aim to attract female talent to create these diverse teams and make a positive impact on the industry as a whole.”
– Nick Crossfield, Alstom MD UK&I

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