Our benefits



Enjoy amazing benefits

We have a package of great benefits all coming your way if you join LNER.

  • Everyday expectations
  • Superb travel benefits
  • Great health and wellbeing connections
  • Training and learning
  • Rewards
  • Career enhancing apprenticeships

Everyday expectations

These are the everyday bonuses that make life a little better or help you to plan ahead.

  • Annual leave entitlement
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Company sick pay if you’re ill (after the first year of employment with us)
  • Annual cycle to work schemes
  • Discount, savings and cashback scheme from top retailers

Travel benefits

You and your family can enjoy some great travel perks as an LNER colleague, on our trains and across the entire rail network.

  • Free travel on LNER trains for commuting, duty and of course, fun days out
  • Free leisure travel on LNER trains for your partner and your dependants
  • 75% off leisure travel with other train companies, for you, your partner and your dependants
  • Discounts on international train tickets, after one year’s service
  • 50% off LNER train tickets for friends and family
  • A cycle to work scheme

Health and wellbeing

We’re big on health and wellbeing and offer some great groups to be part of alongside informative online resources.

  • Join our Confidential Employee Assistance Scheme through VitaHealth
  • Free access to Unmind, a mental health platform which includes workouts and mindfulness exercises
  • Be part of our Occupational Health Service
  • Take an annual Flu Jab
  • Eye test vouchers for DSE users
  • Highway to Health Wellbeing programme
  • Access our Mental Health First Aiders
  • Chaplaincy support through the Railway Mission
  • You can join the Transport Benevolent Fund
  • Benefit from physiotherapy appointments
  • Discounted Health Cash Back Plan for dental, optical and physiotherapy costs

Training and learning

We always encourage everyone to keep growing their skills and adding to their knowledge. That’s why we have a host of training opportunities to help further your career.

  • Join an apprenticeship and earn while you learn
  • Take advantage of a Professional Subscription payment
  • E-learning at your convenience
  • Access to our World Class Leader online portal
  • Access to Mind Tools our online learning platform
  • Leadership development programme
  • Management development programme
  • Access to the SkillsBuilder portal for self-assessment and the essential skills framework of learning


There are so many ways to excel here and we recognise and share them when you shine.

  • Visit our Colleague Recognition platform
  • See our Managing Directors Heroes of the Week
  • Enjoy our yearly Legends Awards
  • Start of the Month Awards
  • Loyalty Awards to recognise long service