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.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 4:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 4:48 pm
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.

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.

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"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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