On an average day, we sort 58 million items. Getting each item where it needs to be is a complex, logistical challenge – one that we need our engineers to help solve. We won’t achieve our ambitious goal to be the best delivery company across Europe without the latest technology and thinking – which our engineers provide.
• Three-year programme
• £12,560 to £19,983 per year starting salary, dependant on age plus location allowance: minimum of £3,231 per year for inner London and minimum of £2,099 per year for outer London). Annual pay increases awarded plus benefits
• Salary on completion: minimum of £28,548 per year
• 37-week residential course in year one in Blackburn and a six-week training course in year two
• Membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
• Five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science, at grade C/4 or higher required
About the programme
On our advanced engineering apprenticeship, you’ll get to grips with the cutting-edge technology needed to deliver a first-class service – covering everything from robotics to intelligent sorting machines. On top of a unique foundation for understanding all of the technology involved in delivery, you’ll learn how a FTSE-100 organisation uses it to improve its business.
You’ll spend your first year in Blackburn, working and learning alongside other engineering apprentices and getting under the skin of how things work here. You’ll learn how to fix, maintain and review all of our technology and get trained by senior colleagues who have seen it all. On top of your on-the-job experience you’ll work towards an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard that is recognised across the industry and will help you build your career here. Further opportunities to continue onto higher level apprenticeships are available e.g. HNC, Degree and MSc programmes.
Who we’re looking for
If you’re interested in how things work, have a logical way of working and want to learn and develop in a hands-on role, this scheme is for you. You don’t need to be an expert engineer before you join, as we will support you all the way.
What you do need is a natural curiosity and a strong work ethic. We’re looking for people who can work well as part of a team and are driven to find the answers to problems. On top of that you’ll need to be a strong communicator and have five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science at grade C/4 or higher.
Find out more
We have some great people working at Royal Mail Group and we work closely with the Women Engineering Society (WES) to inspire and support girls and women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and technical leaders. Find out more here and watch our video to see what our current apprentices have to say
Royal Mail has a clear vision to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe and is one of the UK’s largest employers. We have a goal of becoming a global parcels business. To achieve this, we have set out a 5-year strategic plan – a journey in which we’re investing £1.8 billion, with the aim to improve service, efficiency and productivity through a range of innovative digitally-enabled work tools and targeted investments. Achieving our strategy depends on having the best possible talent at all levels in our business, supported by a culture that gives individuals the opportunity to grow and develop. We live our values and take pride in how we do what we do.
If you share our passion and want to help us deliver to c.30 million addresses across the UK, 6 days a week, you’ll thrive as a Royal Mail Apprentice. Wherever you work, you’ll be pivotal to the future of Royal Mail.
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.