Diversity & gender balance

At SNCF, our workforce1 includes men and women with a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. We offer programmes that enable everyone—young people, seniors, workers from different cultures, people with disabilities and more—to make the most of their talents and personality.

See our diversity and inclusion guide (French)

Learn about our different programmes

Strengthening social and cultural diversity

Find out how we’re supporting equal opportunity at SNCF.

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Promoting gender balance and equality in the workplace

At SNCF, gender balance and equality are fundamental to our business—which is why we’re taking practical steps to support these ideals and make them a reality.

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Recruiting seniors and keeping them on the job

With their experience, job skills and knowledge of business life, seniors contribute genuine value to SNCF.

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Supporting employees with disabilities

Too often, a disability can be an obstacle to employment and career development. At SNCF, we’re working to change that.

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Preventing and fighting discrimination

Since we signed the Diversity Charter in 2004, SNCF has taken a firm stand against discrimination in all its forms.

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At SNCF, we believe that each individual is an asset in their own right.

Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of SNCF’s Executive Board and Chairman and CEO of SNCF Mobilités


  • 2016
    SNCF wins the Trophée de la Diversité® for its serious game ProDiversité and the Trophée RSE for its Hantrain programme
  • 2015
    SNCF wins the Trophée de la Diversité® for its Manager’s Diversity and Gender Balance Kit
  • 2014
    SNCF adopts an action plan on Generation Contracts, an initiative for hiring seniors
  • 2013
    SNCF signs an agreement with the French Ministry for Women’s Rights
  • 2012
    SNCF signs a master agreement on France’s Emplois d’Avenir job creation programme
    SNCF creates SNCF au Féminin, an in-house network for women
  • 2008
    SNCF joins the Espoir Banlieues plan, a national programme launched by the French Ministry of Education to help underprivileged youth find jobs
  • 2006
    SNCF signs its first collective agreement on gender balance and equality in the workplace
    SNCF holds its first Equality & Skills recruitment forums
  • 2004
    SNCF signs the Charter for diversity in the workplace
  • 1992
    SNCF signs its first collective agreement on hiring men and women with disabilities

1 In the following pages, “SNCF” refers to the company made up of three state-owned industrial and commercial enterprises—SNCF Réseau, SNCF Mobilités and SNCF—and created on 1 January 2015.