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Parcelforce Worldwide Graduate Programme

Scheme at Royal Mail

Parcelforce Worldwide Graduate Programme

Scheme at Royal Mail

  • LocationNationwide
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 11 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 27,000.0 per year

At Parcelforce Worldwide we deliver more than just packages, we deliver promises. From birthday presents to vital business information, we’re prepared to go the extra mile for our customers. We put the effort in to make sure our services are as good as they can be. This programme will develop your leadership skills for the future and to help you to take the first steps towards an exciting and varied career.

Programme overview

  • Two-year programme with three placements
  • £27,000 per year (£2,250pm) starting salary
  • 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 and or/commercially related fields preferred
  • Located in Milton Keynes and Coventry
  • Right to work full time in the UK required
  • Closing date 26 October 2018
  • Interviews and assessment centres in November and December 2018
  • Start Sept 2019.

About the programme

On this two-year programme you’ll learn everything there is to know about Parcelforce Worldwide (PFW) and how the different functions link to the wider GLS function and Royal Mail business. And to give you a well-rounded perspective, you’ll complete three different placements in PFW Operations, Commercial and Sales and Customer Services.

In PFW Operations you’ll gain an understanding of the in-depth workings of the operational pipelines and work on options for sorting and moving parcels around the country according to a number of different scenarios. Working with a project manager to deliver a business continuity plan for processing, you’ll learn the fundamentals of project management and to model using capacity, parcel flows and vehicle movements. Core skills that can be used in many continuity situations. You’ll then move on to working with an Operational manager to devise a strategy for future scanning in the processing function. How can we use technology to shape the operation and improve efficiency? New ideas will need to be investigated giving you an understanding of how to justify any investment.

It’s all change with a move to the PFW Commercial team. Here the focus is to gain a practical insight into the development of new products and services. You’ll experience developing propositions to support a launch and build and develop sales pipelines. Working closely with sales to build relationships across PFW functions gives you the chance to consolidate your learning and how to deliver results.

Sales and Customers Services offers a project placement where a range of action plans need to be developed and implemented to ensure we maximise on revenue opportunities and meet service expectations.

We’ll give you hands-on responsibility from the moment you start, as well as formal leadership development. 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 be supported by a buddy, mentor and people partners to build a successful career at the top of our business.

Graduates are located with the team in Milton Keynes and Coventry and, you need to relocate, we offer some financial support and time off to move as part of our relocation policy.

All our trainees 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

The skills to thrive in a dynamic commercial environment are 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. A business or commercially related degree would be an advantage, but regardless of your degree discipline we look for graduates who have desire and initiative to deliver bottom line benefits for the business.

Whether you’re planning and implementing continuity plans, developing new products 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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