International Operations Graduate Programme

Royal Mail
London (Greater)
£26,000 per annum + benefits inc. location pay* and annual bonus**
07 Nov 2017
05 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

International Operations Graduate Programme

Heathrow, central London and Coventry | £26,000 + benefits inc. location pay* and annual bonus**

International operations connects Royal Mail Group to the rest of the world, processing over 250-million parcels and 225-million letters every year. As a graduate on our International operations programme, you’ll have an opportunity to develop excellent stakeholder management skills with significant experience of dealing with internal and external customers. This together with developing essential leadership skills on a range of projects across a range of roles, will enable you to make an impact right from the start. Over the course of the programme, you’ll complete placements in Heathrow, central London and Coventry, however you will not be expected to work at an international location.

About the programme >

Whether you’re working in our new logistics centre, our air mail unit or our highly automated flagship distribution centre, you’ll learn all aspects of our international operations on this graduate programme. This includes managing operations across the shift leading the successful achievement of quality of service, productivity, health & safety standards and employee targets and has a vital role in inputting to the business operating plan and deploying process improvements. You will also learn how to lead a team to manage key projects and change initiatives.

You can see we’ll give you hands-on responsibility from the moment you start but this is about your skills development and showing you how to build the foundations for a great career. We offer on-job training and development as well as formal leadership development. Our highly experienced managers will set you performance goals, while a buddy, mentor and HR leads will act as your support network.

All our Graduates receive generous benefits, which include an annual bonus (depending on personal and company performance), a pension plan with company contribution; and much more.

What we’re looking for >

We welcome graduates with a minimum 2:2 degree in any subject, although a business or numeracy background would be an advantage. More important is that you are an energetic self-starter with the drive, determination and confidence to develop at pace and manage projects.

You will be expected to relocate as part of the programme to Heathrow, central London and Coventry. We offer some financial support with moving costs and time off as part of our relocation policy.

International programme overview >

  • Two-year programme, starting Sept 2018
  • Three placement opportunities in Heathrow, Central London and Coventry
  • £26,000 basic salary plus location pay*, annual bonus** and benefits
  • Formal management training to develop leadership skills
  • Supported by buddies and mentors throughout your programme.
*Location pay dependent on placement location (Regions£900 to £1.7k if applicable, outer London £2.9k, central London £4.6k).

**Performance-related bonus for on target performance is 10% of salary and up to 20% if both company and personal stretch targets are met.

About us >

At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 29 million addresses. As a leading organisation, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.

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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