Network Optimisation Graduate Programme

Royal Mail
£26,000 per annum + shift allowance & benefits
07 Nov 2017
05 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Network Optimisation Graduate Programme

Crick, near Daventry (with extensive travel)| £26,000 + shift allowance & benefits inc. location pay* and annual bonus**

Royal Mail employs thousands of frontline staff and delivers to over 29 million addresses in the UK. On our Network optimisation programme, you’ll build the skills needed to help us mastermind this vast, dynamic national network.

About the programme >

Over two years, you’ll complete up to three placements in network design, network scheduling and network planning, learning everything there is to know about network design, scheduling and optimisation. Much of what you’ll do will be looking for trends in data and analysing critical information so that we can be sure we’re operating as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Every step of the way, Royal Mail will be by your side, with our experienced managers working with you to set and help you reach performance goals – assigning you a buddy, mentor and HR lead to make sure you have a strong support network to rely on. And, when you complete the scheme, we’ll work together to decide whether you’re ready to move into a more challenging role within the business.

All our Graduates receive a generous benefits package including an annual bonus, company-contribution pension, work laptop, work phone and more.

What we’re looking for >

Good with numbers and switched on when it comes to computers and tech: these are the qualities we’re looking for in our Network Graduates. You’ll have a 2:1 degree minimum or equivalent in Maths, Computer Science, Engineering or Geography, as well as an inquisitive, analytical mind that questions how things work and sees the world of insight that significant and varied data opens up to us.

Graduates are expected to relocate to Crick, near Daventry, and travel nationwide. We offer financial support and time off as part of our relocation policy. You will also need the right to work full time in the UK.

Network optimisation programme overview >

  • Two-year programme, starting September 2018
  • Up to three placements in network design, network scheduling and network planning
  • Located in Crick, near Daventry (with extensive travel)
  • £26,000 basic salary plus location pay*, annual bonus** and benefits
  • Formal management training to develop leadership skills
  • Relevant technical and role specific training
  • 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 one of the UK’s leading companies, 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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