Engineering graduate programme

On our Engineering programme you can choose from opportunities including engineering software, control systems development, system architecture design and testing electronic and mechanical engineering. You’ll focus on real-time automated systems operating across the entire Royal Mail network, and build knowledge and experience that’s second to none.

About the programme

Electronical and mechanical engineers at Royal Mail have the opportunity to work across the Engineering team to specify, design and test solutions that improve our systems and help influence the future of our Group. You’ll have hands-on responsibility from the moment you start, as well as formal leadership development to help you set the foundations for a successful career.

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, and more.

What we’re looking for

To join our Engineering graduate programme you’ll need a 2:1 degree in Electronic or Systems Engineering and ideally some experience in a major systems or engineering environment. Knowledge of ++, Java, Perl, VB Net, Linux, Solaris, Unix and Windows programming would be an advantage, but most important is a desire to learn, plenty of initiative, and drive and determination. You’ll also need to be a strong communicator who can explain technical information to non-specialist audiences.

The programme is based in Swindon and we offer some financial support with initial moving costs and time off to move (if needed) as part of our relocation policy. You will need the right to work full time in the UK.

Engineering programme overview 

  • Two-year programme, starting September 2018
  • Placement opportunities include; engineering software and control systems development, system architecture design and testing, and electronic and mechanical engineering
  • Based in Swindon
  • £26,000 basic salary plus location pay*, annual bonus** and benefits
  • Formal management training to develop leadership skills
  • 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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