Drivers

We deliver to every address in the UK and our drivers make that possible. Over 6,000 drivers use our iconic Royal Mail lorries to take letters and parcels between around 1,500 locations across every corner of the country. We take pride in our fleet, keeping them up-to-date and fully operational in our own workshops. But it’s our drivers who come first. There are night shifts and long drives, but we run a tight schedule to make sure everyone can sleep in their own bed every night. We’re constantly improving our world-leading system that makes sure every driver has what they need and knows exactly where to go so they can spend more time helping the UK public get their deliveries.

Relevant Jobs

 
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Relay Driver - Thurrock Depot - Part Time Thurrock, GB, RM20 3FJ
Relay Driver - Southampton - Fixed Term Contract 6 months Southampton, GB, SO18 2XX
Relay Driver - Nottingham Depot ( NG4 2SQ ) - Fixed Term 6 month contract - Weekend Nottingham, GB, NG4 2SQ
Relay Driver - Milton Keynes - 6 month Fixed Term Contract Milton Keynes, GB, MK6 4AD
Relay Driver - Exeter - Fixed Term Contract 6 month - Weekend Exeter, GB, EX2 8RL
Relay Driver - Exeter - Fixed Term Contract 6 month Exeter, GB, EX2 8RL
Relay Driver - Bristol (Yate) - Fixed Term 6 month contract - Weekend Bristol, GB, BS37 5YT
Relay Driver - Bristol (Yate) - Fixed Term 6 month contract Bristol, GB, BS37 5YT
Collections Driver - Guildford Delivery Office (GU1 1AA) Guildford, GB, GU1 1AA
Christmas Delivery Drivers - Nationwide NATIONWIDE, GB

Playing our part

While posties make sure the letters reach every letter box, it’s our drivers who make sure they’ve got the letters and parcels in their bag in the first place. They pick up and drop off large amounts of deliveries at different distribution centres and ensure that everything arrives safely and on-time. Together, the 5,000 drivers form a network that not everyone can see but is vital in keeping communities across the UK connected.

Day to day life

Drivers visit a distribution centre and are given their instructions and deliveries which they’ll then make at another distribution centre. They also make customer collections where they pick up larger deliveries from a place of the customer’s choosing. While a lot of time they’re working solo, their manager, other drivers and distribution centre colleagues all stay in touch and support each other so they always have someone looking out for them. There is plenty of weekend and evening driving but our policy is to run a schedule that means no drivers stay overnight, so their last delivery will always be somewhere that allows them to make it home.

Our People

Meet Andy

Andy joined Royal Mail as a cadet in 1988. But he’s not the only one who has enjoyed a long career here. He thinks it’s because the pay and conditions are second to none and that he and his colleagues are rightfully proud of the work they do for the UK. Watch his film to find out more.

Meet John

John joined us in 2003 and has worked in a lot of different roles since. But he enjoys being a driver largely because of the variety of work he gets and how well structured the day is. He does a mixture of national and local jobs but no matter which he’s on, he always knows exactly when he’s going to start, finish and have his breaks. Watch his film to find out more about the day-to-day life of a driver.

Meet Ozzy

Good pay and benefits? Managers he respects? Ozzy has both in his role as a driver but that’s not the first thing he thinks of when asked about his job. He likes that he gets to drive up and down the country meeting new people every day. Hear more about his role.

Meet John Drake

For John, the pay and conditions are what make Royal Mail a great place to work. He thinks the money is great compared with other HGV roles and the HGVs are much better maintained. He’s encouraged to flag every single issue from even the smallest defect to the maintenance team, which means he doesn’t ever have to worry about the vehicle and can focus on doing his job.

Benefits

Make your money go further with our corporate discounts on groceries, tech, cars, days out, holidays and more.

It all adds up, save for your future with our contributory pension scheme.

You’ll be eligible for our Cycle to Work scheme and save 25% off the price of a new bike & accessories.

Holiday starts at 22.5 days a year, the longer you’re with us, the more days you’ll get.

You’ll have excellent options to develop your career with Royal Mail, we’ll share your aspirations and help you go further.

Our First Class health and wellbeing programme includes access to a confidential helpline, a wellbeing portal for hints and tips across a range of subjects and access to gyms in our larger sites.

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