Logistics Management

Logistics Management apprenticeship with Royal Mail

This scheme offers the opportunity to set yourself up for a successful career in Logistics which is a growing and exciting sector to be in right now. You will be able to combine earning and learning on the job to become an excellent operations manager 




Find out more about the journey our Logistics Management apprentices follow

Logistics is an integral part of the Royal Mail Group and plays a vital role in keeping the mail moving through the pipeline. Comprises three main operating units: National Distribution, Processing and Royal Mail Fleet. Our people do a variety of jobs from professional drivers of our large and medium-sized fleet to processing and cross-docking mail in our regional distribution centres, walk bundling, rail and air centres. Logistics is also responsible for managing and maintaining the Royal Mail fleet of over 46,000 vehicles

You’ll complete up to three placements, involving management roles in Distribution, Processing and Air, to learn about everything there is to know, from managing people and performance to ensuring a top quality service is provided for our customers.

We’ll give you management responsibility from the day you start, giving you time to learn the ropes before heading up a team of 25 to 40 people. We’ll enhance your budding management skills and supplement your day-to-day learning with leadership development and raise your strategic awareness.

In year two, you will be given the opportunity to study for Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship that will provide the theory and a professional qualification to further the knowledge you will have gained on the job.

By the time you complete the scheme, we’ll assess you to evaluate whether you are ready to manage one of our shifts or sites and in the future, lead an area, or plant within the business.

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: Starting salary of £20,000 plus regional allowances, potential to increase after one year of the programme based on performance and an increase on completion of the programme
  • Duration: 2 years


Sound interesting? You should apply for this role if you…

  • Are driven, passionate, resilient and show initiative.
  • Enjoy working in a team and have an ability to build relationships, and want to learn about leading others.
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong self-belief. 
  • Are open to change and new ideas.
  • Have a flair for analysing data.

On this programme you will:

  • Gain relevant qualifications, such as a Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship.
  • Be supported by experienced buddies, mentors and managers who will guide you through your apprenticeship.
  • Gain invaluable experience and develop the fundamental skills required to pursue a career in logistics.

You qualify for this apprenticeship programme if…

  • You have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science
  • plus two A levels at Grade C or above.
  • You’re willing to relocate for each placement.
  • You’re eligible to work in the UK.

There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in logistics with Royal Mail.




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