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Strategy Graduate Programme

When it comes to strategy within Royal Mail, we have an exceptional in-house team that we can call on. Analytical and commercially astute, your research, analysis and recommendations could help us achieve our vision of being the best delivery company in the UK and Europe.

About the programme

This is a two-year programme where you’ll work directly with experienced former-strategy consultants and in-house experts. Learning from the best on critical strategic projects, you’ll help inform our strategy towards current and new markets (including mergers and acquisitions), build insights on existing markets to explore opportunities and support our internal strategies to business areas such as HR and operations. Structured analysis, problem-solving, communication, stakeholder management and project management are core skills that you’ll develop. In addition to on-the-job-training, you’ll carry out week-long placements across the business to strengthen your knowledge and be actively encouraged to pursue relevant formal qualifications.

What we’re looking for

Ideally you’ll have a business-related, mathematics or engineering degree. But as long as you have a 2:1 and the drive to bring your ideas to fruition, we’re equally as interested in your ability to identify critical issues and how to resolve them. As a natural leader, you’re also willing to take the initiative and be a great team player. What’s more, you are enthusiastic, Excel and PowerPoint proficient, with superb written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills – particularly when it comes to making a persuasive business case.

Strategy programme overview

  • Two-year programme
  • £26,000 basic salary plus benefits including London allowance
  • A mix of on-the-job training, mini rotations and formal training support
  • Ability to think laterally, creatively and commercially, and challenge the thinking of others
  • Minimum 2.1 degree – ideally in a related field
  • Excellent influencing, networking and communications skills

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 FTSE 100 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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