Mail and package distribution apprenticeship

Mail and package distribution apprenticeship

The Mail and package distribution apprenticeship deals with the collection, processing and delivery of mail.

Mail services accounts for roughly 9% of the total workforce within the logistics industry. While Royal Mail is the largest employer (with more than 200,000 employees), there are many other specialist mail service providers as well. In fact, some organisations, such as local authorities and health trusts, rely on their own internal postal system.

On this apprenticeship, you could be driving a van to collect and distribute post; sorting letters in a mail-processing centre; or out delivering the post, by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or light van.

You’ll learn skills like how to plan routes, how to handle and sort post, and how to process mail using automated systems. There are also opportunities to become a manager or supervisor at various stages of the process, whether it’s in the sorting office or keeping tabs on a fleet of vehicles.

You may need to work anti-social hours in this industry, so you’ll need to be punctual and reliable; but it’s an important service with plenty of job satisfaction.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£9,500

Job roles:

Mail sorter, Package distribution operative, Post Office customer service representative, Postman/woman

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Logistics – www.skillsforlogistics.org