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Logistics Graduates

Contract Type
Graduate Opportunities, Permanent
Graduate, Procurement & Supply Chain Management
London or Midlands
£27,000 plus associated allowances and benefits
Expiry Date
Logistics Graduate Programme We’ll give you exposure to the overall pipeline and operation of the business, training on how to use our systems and an opportunity for career progression.

Job Description

Logistics Graduate Programme
London or Midlands (with extensive travel) | £27,000 plus associated allowances and benefits
Our Logistics team is responsible for the movement of mail across the network and provides the essential support that delivers mail to its final destination. The team operates over 23,000 vehicle journeys each day, operates 39 flights from 14 airports, runs 10 rail services and operates 96 sailings per week. When you join Logistics as a graduate, you’ll join one of three schemes: Line Haul, Logistics Processing or Central Postal Control and Special Events. We’ll help match you to the right scheme for you during assessment and your preference is an important factor in this.
Line Haul
You’ll learn everything there is to know about network design, scheduling and optimisation throughout Royal Mail Group. You’ll look after trends in data and analyse critical information.
Logistics processing
You’ll oversee the essential points in our operation where mail is ‘cross docked’ within distribution centres while making sure vehicle connections are on time to meet our next day delivery targets/
Central Postal Control and Special Events
You’ll sit at the heart of our operation; remotely supporting drivers and operators across the country while offering strategic support across our pipeline including planning for Christmas, setting up new sites and monitoring operational spend.

Programme overview
• Two-year programme; choice of three schemes (listed above)
• £27,000 per year starting salary, plus location allowances: (Inner London - £4,846 / Outer London - £3,126)
• Annual performance related bonus up to 20% (depending on personal and company performance)
• Opportunity to gain a Supply Chain Masters degree or equivalent
• Support from buddies and mentors throughout the programme
• Line Haul: minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Geography, Engineering or Computer Science. For Logistics Processing/Central Postal Control and Special Events: minimum 2:1 in any degree subject

About the programme
Royal Mail is well known for its Postmen and Postwomen, and as one of the largest Logistics companies in the UK, there is significant opportunity to explore some really exciting careers. With three separate schemes set over two years, you’ll get the opportunity to explore how we can make our transportation pipeline more efficient, utilise new technology to gain the best from our processes and meet our customer quality targets. Your role will include being responsible for planning alternative routes at short notice, working efficiently and calmly to tackle challenges that arise from unplanned transport disruption. You’ll learn about the vital role Logistics plays in every business, including ours.
We’ll give you exposure to the overall pipeline and operation of the business, training on how to use our systems and an opportunity for career progression. You’ll get hands-on responsibility from the moment you start. It’s all about developing your skills and showing you how to build the foundations for a fantastic career. Our highly experienced managers will set you performance goals and while we expect you to use your initiative and champion your own development, you’ll also have access to guidance and support from a buddy, mentor and HR Partners, so you can build a successful career at the top of our business.
Graduates are located with the team in London or the Midlands, but you will often work across the country meaning flexibility to travel is essential. If you are accepted on to the Central Postal Control Scheme, you will definitely spend part of your time in London. And if you need to relocate, we offer some financial support and time off to move as part of our relocation policy.
All our Graduates receive generous benefits, which include an annual bonus (depending on personal and company performance), a pension plan with company contribution; a business laptop and phone, and much more.
What we’re looking for
 A Mathematics, Geography, Engineering or Computer Science based degree would be an advantage (with the exception of the Line Haul scheme where this is a requirement), but regardless of your degree discipline we look for graduates who share our vision and passion in keeping people connected.
The skills to thrive in a challenging environment are also essential. You need to be motivated, resilient and always determined to solve a problem should one ever arise. These will be key when working in teams, and being a champion for continuous improvement and change. You’ll need to be IT literate with strong presentation skills.
Whether you’re managing the team and day to day operations or helping to deliver our strategy – your growing confidence as a communicator and strategic planner will underpin your development and learning over the course of the programme.

About us
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 graduate. Whether you’re working in our head office or in the field, 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.


We are a Disability Confident employer and welcome applicants with disabilities.


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Closing Date: Noon on Friday 3rd Januaey 2020. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.