Northern has appointed Matthew Moxon as its new head of talent acquisition.

Moxon, from Boston Spa in West Yorkshire, joins the train operator from Legal & General where he has been part of the HR leadership team since 2019.

In this newly created role, he will be responsible for recruitment, employee value proposition, re-invigorating the early careers proposition and the overall candidate experience.

Northern has some 7,000 employees based across the North of England, including drivers, conductors, engineers, customer service and support staff.

Lisa Leighton, people director at Northern, said: “Matthew brings with him a wealth of experience from multiple sectors including engineering, construction, logistics and other support functions.

“He has an impressive track record in employee mentoring and coaching as well as developing a high-performance culture and we’re thrilled to add him to Northern’s first class HR team.”

Moxon, who takes up his new role on Monday 4 September, added: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Northern. I see a wonderful opportunity to build on the great work that has already started and to enhance the talent attraction and on-boarding within the business.”

Moxon studied at The International School of Geneva and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Outside of work, he is a sports enthusiast and lover of the great outdoors.

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.