The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2021

Specialist rail recruiters and sister companies, Matchtech & Recruitment Solutions, join forces this September to take on The Big Rail Diversity Challenge under the team name Strength in Differences. The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2021 will take place on Wednesday 15th September in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the aim of increasing awareness of issues surrounding diversity & inclusion within the UK rail industry.

Together with Women in Rail and participants from across the sector, the team from Matchtech and Resourcing Solutions will take on a range of competitive team-building challenges, to help raise awareness for the cause.

Returning for the first time since 2019, The Big Rail Diversity Challenge promises to be a unique networking and team building event, bringing together titans of industry for an action-packed day of fun and games. The gender-balanced challenges the teams will face have been designed to highlight the benefits of utilising an equally weighted male/female workforce.

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge is just one of many outreach events hosted by Women in Rail using collaborative fun as a gateway to exploring broader networking opportunities. Initiatives like these are created to position rail as an inclusive and progressive industry, pioneering the UK rail sector as an attractive career choice for young people - particularly those from diverse backgrounds. The event tackles the important subject of diversity and inclusion whilst allowing participants to have fun and forge new connections.

As a combined force, Recruitment Solutions and Matchtech form one of the UK’s leading rail recruitment specialists, and as such are committed to supporting the expansion and progression of the UK rail industry. Kenny Burton, Rail Operations Director for Resourcing Solutions & Matchtech, commented:

"The team at Resourcing Solutions and Matchtech are delighted to be involved this exciting day, to help promote a more diverse rail industry.

We welcome this opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to recruiting without prejudice on behalf of our clients, and helping the sector move closer towards gender equality."

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2021 will take place on Wednesday 15th September in Newark, Nottinghamshire. For information on taking part visit

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