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Logistics Central Functions Graduate Programme

Apprenticeship at Royal Mail

Logistics Central Functions Graduate Programme

Apprenticeship at Royal Mail

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelApprenticeship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 06 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date: 02 Sep, 2019
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 4,800.0 per month

On our Logistics central functions and special events graduate programme, you’ll help us maintain a strong supply chain and will provide significant support to our distribution function to ensure they move to time. Over the course of two years, we’ll introduce you to a fast-changing business, give you structured and specialist training focusing on supplier management, strategic planning and vehicle utilisation, helping you to take the first steps towards an exciting career.

Programme overview

  • Two-year programme
  • £27,000 per year (£2250pm) starting salary plus location allowances: Regions from £945 per year to £4,800 per year for inner London, £3,126 for outer London
  • Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship leading to BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership
  • Management training to develop leadership skills
  • Support from buddies and mentors throughout the programme
  • Minimum 2:1 in degree in any subject
  • Located in London or the Midlands – graduates are expected to relocate during the programme
  • Right to work full time in the UK required
  • Closing date 23 November 2018
  • Interviews and assessment centres from 21 January to mid Feb 2019
  • Start Sept 2019.

About the programme

As one of our graduates, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Central Postal Control, Special Events, Containers and Asset management. Your programme will be split into two placements allowing you to fully understand what we call the pipeline. Specifically you will gain experience of our vehicle management processes, including dealing with vehicle breakdowns and ad hoc vehicle requests and the management of an end-to-end supply chain.

We’ll give you hands-on responsibility from the moment you start, as well as structured leadership development during the programme. It’s all about developing management and leadership skills, raising your strategic awareness and showing you how to build the foundations for a successful career. Our highly experienced managers will set you performance goals, while a buddy and mentor will act as your support network.

Getting to grips with the scale and complexity of the business needs further logistics and supply chain management technical expertise, so in your first year you’ll start working towards your Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship. This leads to a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership. And while we expect you to use your initiative and champion your own development, you’ll also benefit from guidance and support whilst studying.

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

Regardless of your degree discipline we look for graduates who are analytical and those who have the skills and potential to thrive in a dynamic commercial environment that involves multi-tasking, working to deliver strategic and seasonal planning as well as managing day-to-day operational matters and teams.

You need to be motivated, proactive and persuasive and have the potential to develop your people skills to work successfully with the range of people. Whether you’re collaborating with colleagues or working with customers – your growing confidence as a communicator and curiosity will underpin your development and learning over the course of the programme.

Graduates are expected to relocate between London and the Midlands during the programme and we offer some financial support and time off to move as part of our relocation policy.

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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Job location

Unilever House, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, UK