Royal Mail apprenticeships on offer - with promise of jobs at the end of training

Royal Mail bosses are aiming to deliver 25 new apprenticeship jobs in the North East.

Royal Mail apprenticeships
Royal Mail apprenticeships

The positions are among 1,000 that the firm aims to create nationally through its new Postal Apprenticeship Scheme for would-be postmen and postwomen.Applicants who successfully complete the scheme will be offered a permanent role within the business.

The roles will consist of day to day duties as a delivery postman or woman with additional time spent completing learning towards the apprenticeship – with 80% of the apprenticeship being on-the-job training and the remainder being online learning towards a Level 2 apprenticeship certification.

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Ricky McAulay, Royal Mail’s operations development director, said: “We couldn’t be prouder to launch our Postal Apprenticeship Scheme at a time when the pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on career opportunities across the country.

"We’ve placed a real emphasis on ensuring that our scheme has a range of transferable skills so that successful candidates can take what they learn with them for the rest of their careers.

“Having started my work at Royal Mail as a Postal Cadet in 1986, I know the benefit that these initiatives can have on a career I look forward to seeing these aspiring apprentices join us at Royal Mail.”

The initial cohort of 500 apprentices will begin in September, with up to a further 500 roles being allocated across the business in the new year.

The scheme opens for applications on June 28.

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