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International Commercial graduate programme

Scheme at Royal Mail

International Commercial graduate programme

Scheme at Royal Mail

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 06 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date: 02 Sep, 2019
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 27,000.0 per year

As part of Royal Mail Group, our International Commercial team focus on our global customers. We process over 250 million parcels and 225 million letters for Royal Mail Group to customer destinations worldwide. This programme will develop your leadership skills for the future and your understanding of how we meet constantly changing customer expectations.

Programme overview

  • Two-year programme with three placements
  • £27,000 per year (£2250pm) starting salary plus location allowances: £4,800 per year for inner London, £1,822 for outer London
  • Opportunities to study whilst on programme
  • Management training to develop leadership skills
  • Support from buddies and mentors throughout the programme
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in business or numerically based preferred
  • Located in London and Heathrow
  • Right to work full time in the UK is required
  • Closing date 26 October 2018
  • Interviews and assessment centres in November/ December2018
  • Start Sept 2019.

About the programme

On this two-year programme, your time will be divided across three separate placements. You’ll gain an understanding of the challenges of running a global network, learn the importance of customers within Customs and help to co-ordinate various teams to achieve our goals in Export. Using measurement tools, you will evaluate the ongoing performance of your department and your IT skills will help you produce relevant and clear data to present to stakeholders.

We’ll give you hands-on responsibility from the moment you start, as well as formal leadership development. It’s all about developing your skills, raising your strategic awareness and showing you how to build the foundations for a great 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 benefit from the guidance and support you’ll need from a buddy, mentor and people partners to build a successful career at the top of our business.

Graduates are located within teams in London and Heathrow 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 business or numerically based degree would be an advantage, but regardless of your degree discipline we look for graduates who are analytical and numerate. The skills to thrive in a dynamic commercial environment are also essential. You need to be motivated, proactive and persuasive and have the potential to develop your influencing skills to negotiate and implement change and work successfully with a range of decision-makers.

In fact, you are keen to work in a team where you can actively seek to challenge and improve on a day-to-day basis and use your analytical skills help you to find the solutions to every problem. Whether you’re collaborating with colleagues or helping to deliver our strategy – your growing confidence as a communicator and curiosity 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. 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.

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