Logistics Network Optimisation Graduate Programme

Royal Mail
06 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018
Start Date
Our national network employs thousands of frontline staff and delivers to over 30 million addresses in the UK. Co-ordinating this is a huge task and as a Network Optimisation graduate, you'll develop and use your skills to help ensure that we're operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. The programme offers structured and specialist training focusing on data analysis to help you to take the first steps towards an exciting career.

Programme overview
  • Two-year programme
  • GBP27,000 per year (GBP2250pm) starting salary plus location allowances: Regions from GBP945 per year to GBP4,800 per year for inner London, GBP3,126 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 with travel
  • 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

Over two years, you'll learn everything there is to know about network design, scheduling and optimisation throughout the Royal Mail Group. Much of what you'll be doing involves looking for trends in data and analysing critical information. And to give you a well-rounded perspective, you'll complete up to three placements in network design, network scheduling and network planning.

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 successful career. Our highly experienced managers will set you performance goals, while a buddy, mentor and people partners 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 of 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

This is a role for a highly numerate and computer literate graduate, and we're looking for a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Geography.

You'll need the confidence to get to grips with the data from a complex organisation and to provide insights based on this. Advanced analytical skills are therefore essential as you'll be dealing with significant and varied data sets. A talent for programming would also be ideal, but most important is that you're keen to understand how things work and how they can be improved.

Graduates are expected to travel and if you need to relocate to London, 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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