We give back
At Trainline, we’re innovating to make sustainable travel as simple, hassle-free and affordable as possible, to benefit our customers, communities and the environment.
As our business grows, so do our opportunities to positively impact the world around us. We are passionate about communities and championing future talent, and that’s why we’ve proudly partnered with the likes of Future Frontiers, Code First: Girls, Ada Tech School, Women in Technology and Speakers for Schools, among others.
Inspiring – Future Frontiers
We believe in fulfilling potential, so over the last four years, we’ve partnered with the award-winning charity, Future Frontiers. We work with them to help equip students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the information, skills and mindset to achieve their career aspirations. Since our partnership began, our teams in London and Edinburgh have mentored nearly 200 secondary school students, encouraging them to dream big, explore opportunities and achieve their career aspirations. Despite circumstances over this financial year, with students and our team members being remote, we have continued to support Future Frontiers, with 29 of our team coaching students and helping them to discover and explore inspiring career opportunities.
Supporting – Railway Children
Across the world including India, East Africa and the UK, many children are living on the streets, often finding refuge in railway stations. For many years we’ve partnered with and supported Railway Children, the charity that provides safety, protection and opportunity for these vulnerable young people. Through our fundraising activities such as sponsored runs and Christmas donations, we are keen to help Railway Children continue the fundamental work they do for some of the most vulnerable in our societies.
Code First Girls
After a three-year partnership, we also helped Code First: Girls, a UK-based social enterprise focused on building diversity and skills in the tech sector, achieve their goal of teaching 20,000 young women in the UK to code, for free, in 2020.
Ada Tech School
Tackling gender imbalance and championing talent within the tech industry is at the core of our culture and values. According to McKinsey, only 26% of women professionals are in the tech sector, and out of them only 11% are in leadership positions. Key to improving this is inspiring women to consider a career in tech from an early stage. That’s why we joined forces and launched a partnership with Ada Tech School in Paris in November 2019. Ada Tech School supports women and men aged 18-24 years and trains them to become developers, through a twoyear apprenticeship programme. Their mission is ‘to rethink the school of computer science and engineering and promote the diversity of the sector and women in Tech’.