NS is one of the biggest employers in the Netherlands and is a strong brand in the labour market. Every day, our nearly 22,000 employees enable people’s door-to-door journeys in the Netherlands. We welcomed almost 5,000 new colleagues in 2018, either starting permanent jobs, or temporary assignments or part-time jobs alongside their study or other work. Sufficiently skilled and healthy employees are crucial for NS in putting our strategy into practice. We therefore see it as a high priority to maintain professional skills, develop talent and leadership and recruit talented new colleagues.