The Engineering team is fundamental to our transformation strategy, as they continuously optimise our operations. Our engineers help us to be industry leaders in automation, adopting new technologies and identifying new and efficient ways of working. There’s a great variety of opportunities to progress within the team, with access to training and qualifications to ensure our talented people can build a fulfilling career and achieve their goals at Royal Mail.

Relevant Jobs

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Senior Controls & Automation Engineer - Midlands (Hybrid Working) Remote Working, GB, WA5 3UY
Royal Mail Property & Facilities Fire and Security Engineer - Covering PE area Peterborough, GB, PE4 5PE
Royal Mail PFS Mobile Electrical & Maintenance Engineer - PE postcode area Peterborough, GB, PE
Automation Maintenance Technician - South Midlands Mail Centre, Northampton (NN4 9DR) Northampton, GB, NN4 9DR
Royal Mail PFS Fabric Technician covering L and WN postcode areas Liverpool, GB, WN1 1AA
Automation Maintenance Technician - Leeds - (LS10 1AZ) Leeds, GB, LS10 1AZ
Vehicle Technician - Hull Workshop (HU7 0YF) Hull, GB, HU7 0YF
Automation Maintenance Technician - Crick (Northampton) - NN6 7GZ Crick, GB, NN6 7GZ
Automation Maintenance Technician - Chester Mail Centre (CH1 4PA) Chester, GB, CH1 4PA
Royal Mail PFS Gas Engineer covering CM and SS postcode areas Chelmsford, GB, CM

Playing our part

Our engineers have automated 95% of letter processing in Royal Mail, this means a higher capacity for processing mail with greater accuracy. But we’re still aiming higher, with a target to upgrade our parcels and letters processes to 80% automation. This kind of drive helps us to evolve, the innovative and experimental mind-set spreads across the business, as evidence to our values, we are being positive and brilliant, and we’re part of Britain’s future.

Day to day life

The engineers work in groups of 6/7, consistently working alongside the same team to build strong relationships, solving problems together and helping each other develop. All with the support of an experienced manager who leads by example.


Our People

Meet Sophie

Sophie is an Automation Engineer in Carlisle. She joined Royal Mail as an Apprentice and hasn’t stopped learning since. The variety of work combined with the supportive culture means she’s always learning and taking on new responsibilities. Watch her film and find out what she’s been up to.

Meet our engineer apprentices

An apprenticeship offers the learning, support and hands-on experience you need to kick-start your career. Listen to some of our senior leaders who run the programme and the apprentices who are actually on it and hear what they think the opportunities are. If you’re ready to take every opportunity, this video will help show you what could be in store for you.


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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Temporary Jobs

We get extremely busy at certain times of year and are always looking for flexible workers to help us ensure everybody’s mail arrives on time.

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