Translink continued its long-running support of Anti-Bullying Week, a positive initiative which raises awareness of important issues affecting young people across Northern Ireland through a series of events, including the popular school’s art competition.
Translink launched the Young Changemakers Programme which saw a panel of young climate ambassadors established to help elevate the voices of young people ahead of COP26 at the end of 2021.
Translink’s Youth Summit was hosted last October at Stormont, attended by almost 100 young people aged 14-24. The youth-focused event was hosted by the Science Communicator and TEDx speaker, Emer Maguire, and sought to give young people in Northern Ireland the opportunity to have their say on how Translink can help meet their current and future transport needs.
Employee Led Charitable Initiatives
We have never been prouder of our employees who went further than ever to demonstrate the Translink Spirit, by giving to others in need, in turn reinforcing kindness and boosting positivity.
With the cost-of-living crisis impacting even more families this winter, Translink teamed up with FareShare to collect food and essential household items for families in need across Northern Ireland.
Translink has been getting behind its new charity partner, Air Ambulance NI, and has helped raise awareness and funds with a range of staff events and challenges.
Our employee-based charity scheme contributes through a payroll Give As You Earn scheme. During 2022 the committee asked staff to nominate charities focused on key issues including mental and physical health, food support, and older and younger people.
Translink employees were moved by the Ukraine crisis and rallied to collect essential items to ‘stuff a bus’ and lend their support to the Ukraine Humanitarian Aid efforts.
Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion supports the ‘Go Together’ work stream as it positively impacts on employee engagement and helps us respond to our customer needs better.
We are currently engaging key partners in the Disability sector to develop a Work Placement scheme to provide those with a disability the opportunity to avail of meaningful placements that will develop their skills and provide them with on-the-job mentoring and support.
As part of our commitment to attracting and developing female talent, we continue to implement a range of initiate to actively promote more female representation. We took part in a ‘Women Driving Change’ event to encourage females to consider a career in Transport, had a range of celebratory and inspirational events to mark International Women’s Day and shone a light on our Female Engineers to celebrate International Women in Engineering day.