There is a multitude of company benefits along with excellent training and development opportunities for all our employees.
- Free travel with Southern and other Go-Ahead train companies
- Discounted train travel (leisure purposes) with other UK and European train operators for permanent employees and their partners and dependent children
- Final salary pension
- Annual bonus based on company performance - "Share in Success"
- Various discounted deals with major retailers
- Childcare vouchers
Management & leadership diplomas
Southern is an approved centre for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and works with the CMI to deliver a range of accredited management qualifications at both Diploma and Executive/Strategic Diploma Level.
Institute of Railway Operators
The IRO programme provides an in-depth knowledge of the railway industry today and, in particular, railway operations. It prepares students for a career within an ever-changing and demanding business environment.
Make Their Day! programme
The “Make Their Day!” programme is a customer service focused learning event which provides you with tools, based on behavioural preferences, to help you to build rapport with both customers and colleagues.
Further education and continuous personal development
- Day release for Professional course
- Further education - evening classes
- Correspondence courses
- Open University courses
- Distance learning
We have an internal coaching service to help our employees achieve their career aspirations within Southern. We also help employees to learn coaching techniques through a “Coaching Skills” module which helps understanding about coaching, how it works and why it is our preferred leadership style at Southern.
Passport to Learning (P2L)
Passport to Learning is a project which aims to open up new learning opportunities for our staff, their families and friends and to support them on their learning journey. It includes English, Maths, I.T., French, Art classes or even learning a musical instrument.
Southern have a team of learning and development specialists who are experts in the frontline operation of running a railway. Our vocational skills training team is responsible for delivering core staff training for a range of roles within the Service Delivery Directorate.
This currently includes programmes for the following roles:
- Gateline Assistants
- Platform Assistants
- Rail Neighbourhood Officers (RNOs)
- Revenue Protection Officers (RPOs)
- Shunter Drivers
- Salespoint Assistants
Visit Southern's recruitment website for Jobs and Careers with Southern and Gatwick Express.