Internal Eligibility Job Application Criteria

Overview

When applying for managerial roles and graduate programmes, all candidates must declare that they meet the minimum eligibility criteria (detailed below) to be considered for a new role. Please read this thoroughly to ensure you are eligible to submit your internal application. Any false confirmation of eligibility may result in your application being rejected and further action being taken if appropriate.

Full details are in the table below; in brief you will need to ensure that you:

  • Have no live conduct issues
  • Have advised your line manager about your intention to apply for the role
  • Have been in your substantive role for at least 18 months
  • Scored at least a “Good” marking in your last full year appraisal (if applying for a promotion)
  • (If a current Graduate) You are in the last 6 months of your programme and scored a “Good” marking in your last full year appraisal
  • (If transferring in or out of Wholesale) You must seek the relevant advice as detailed below

Please read the table below which covers each of the above points in more detail and advises where to go for more information.

Who does this apply to? Eligibility Criteria Detail
All employees Conduct Any conduct cases recorded on your HR file could affect your eligibility to apply. If you are aware of any such cases on your record please discuss this with your line manager and HR Business Partner before applying. Further approval may be required to be able to progress your application.

Please note that if you are a Frontline (CWU represented) employee applying for a Trainee Manager or Deputy Manager role this will be treated as a management application
All employees in CMA/Unite (Managerial) represented grades Advising your line manager You should advise your line manager that you wish to apply for this role before submitting your application.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking to your line manager, then advice should be sought from either the 2nd line manager, HR Director, Head of HR, Senior HR Business Partner or HR Business Partner.
All employees in CMA/Unite (Managerial) represented grades

(Please note this does not apply to RMPFS employees when moving within RMPFS, or to substantive Cover Manager post holders)
Substantive Role You must have been in your substantive role for a minimum of 18 months

If you have been in your role for less than 18 months, authority to continue with the application must be provided by your relevant HR Director, Head of HR, Senior HR Business Partner or HR Business Partner. Please seek and retain this approval as you may be required to show this later in the process.

If you are not sure when you were appointed to your job, please contact HR Services Advice and Support (0345 60 60 603).

By indicating you are eligible to apply you are confirming that your application is supported by your line manager (or alternative Senior Manager/HR colleague) and that relevant conversations have taken place.
All employees in CMA/Unite (Managerial) represented grades

(Please note this does not apply to RMPFS employees)
Appraisal Score If you are applying for a promotion/increase in grade, your last full year appraisal must be ‘Good’ or above.

If you are applying for a move at the same level, your last full year appraisal score must be ‘Improvement Needed’ or above.


There may be exceptional circumstances where an employee whose performance has been rated “improvement needed” may be a better match for a promoted role than the role they are currently in. Under these circumstances the application should be agreed with the HR Business Partner in advance. Please seek and retain this approval before applying as you may be required to show this later in the process.
All current Royal Mail Graduates Graduate nearing end of programme If you are currently a Graduate on the Royal Mail Graduate Programme you should not be applying for new roles unless you are in the final 6 months of your programme. You will also be expected to have achieved a minimum of a “Good” in your final full year’s appraisal whilst on programme. For example, colleagues on the 2017 Graduate Programme, coming off programme in September 2019 would need a ‘Good’ from their 2018/2019 appraisal.
All transfers into or out of USPA5 roles Regulatory Requirements As Royal Mail is subject to regulation, we are required to follow certain regulatory obligations. It is essential that all individuals that may see Wholesale Information follow strict processes to prevent Wholesale Information being shared inappropriately with others. If you need any advice on staff transfers into or out of USPA5 roles contact Group Compliance & Ethics for help at group.compliance@royalmail.com

 

If you have any queries about any element of this form, please contact the Recruiter named on the job advert.