Posties & Sorting

Our postie and sorting teams are the heartbeat of everything we do. They’re hands-on, making sure every single letter and parcel reaches the right person as soon as possible. Posties collect the day’s deliveries from the sorting office and head out to deliver it to the community, whilst our sorting teams continue to process mail arriving from around the country.

It’s not always easy. In both jobs, our people are on their feet throughout the day delivering and moving letters and parcels around the sorting facilities and into people’s homes and to local businesses. But it’s worth it. Our teams are proud to be an essential part of their communities, helping everybody to get what they need and stay in touch with loved ones. While it can be hard, we always make sure they have the support they need and the development opportunities to build a career delivering for the community.

 

Relevant Jobs

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Relay Driver - Bristol (BS37 5YT) - Fixed Term Contract 6 Months Bristol, GB, BS37 5YT
Relay Driver (7.5t) - Milton Keynes (MK6 4AD) Milton Keynes, GB, MK6 4AD
Postperson with Driving Thatcham Delivery Office (RG19 4ZZ) Thatcham, GB, RG19 4ZZ
Postperson with Driving -Harrogate Delivery Office (HG1 4EE) GB, HG1 4EE
Postperson with Driving - Westbury Delivery Office (BA13 4EZ) Westbury, GB, BA13 4EZ
Postperson with Driving - Westbourne Delivery Office (BH4 9AP) Bournemouth, GB, BH4 9AP
Postperson with Driving - Welwyn Garden City Delivery Office (AL7 1AA) Welwyn Garden City, GB, AL7 1AA
Postperson with Driving - Welshpool Delivery Office (SY21 7AF) Welshpool, GB, SY21 7AF
Postperson with Driving - Wantage Delivery Office (OX12 8ZZ) Wantage, GB, OX12 8ZZ
Postperson with Driving - Walton Delivery Office (L9 9AA) Liverpool, GB, L9 9AA
Postperson with Driving - Stevenage Delivery Office (SG1 1AA) Stevenage, GB, SG1 1AA
Postperson with Driving - Staffin Sub Post Office (IV51 9JY) Isle of Skye, GB, IV51 9JY
Postperson with Driving - St Mary's Isles of Scilly (TR21 0LR) St Marys Isles of Scilly, GB, TR21 0LR
Postperson with Driving - St James Mill Delivery Office (NN5 5JY) Northampton, GB, NN5 5JY
Postperson with Driving - St Austell Delivery Office (PL25 3PP) St Austell, GB, PL25 3PP
Postperson with Driving - St Albans Delivery Office (AL1 5BB) St Albans, GB, AL1 5BB
Postperson with Driving - Rickmansworth Delivery Office (WD3 1FA) Hertford, GB, WD3 1FA
Postperson with Driving - Reading West Delivery Office (RG30 1DZ) Reading, GB, RG30 1DZ
Postperson with Driving - Portree Delivery Office (IV51 9AA) Isle of Skye, GB, IV51 9AA
Postperson with Driving - Port Ellen Delivery Office (PA42 7AY) Port Ellen, GB, PA42 7AY
Postperson with Driving - Ponteland Delivery Office (NE20 9AA) Ponteland, GB, NE20 9AA
Postperson with Driving - Pembroke Delivery Office (SA72 6AJ) Pembroke Dock, GB, SA72 6AJ
Postperson with Driving - Oxford Delivery Office (OX1 1XX) Oxford, GB, OX1 1XX
Postperson with Driving - Oban Delivery Office (PA34 4AA) Oban, GB, PA34 4AA
Postperson with Driving - Marlborough Delivery Office (SN8 1ZZ) Marlborough, GB, SN8 1ZZ
Postperson with Driving - Manchester South Delivery Office (M14 6AA) Manchester, GB, M14 6AA
Postperson with Driving - Manchester Central Delivery Office (M12 6DA) Manchester, GB, M12 6DA
Postperson with Driving - Liverpool South Delivery Office (L3 4XX) GB, L3 4XX
Postperson with Driving - Leven Delivery Office (KY8 5XY) Leven, GB, KY8 5XY
Postperson with Driving - Kirkwall Delivery Office (KW15 1AA) Kirkwall, GB, KW15 1AA

Playing our part

Posties are the face of Royal Mail and their work wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our sorting teams. Every letter and parcel goes from the letter box into one of our sorting centres where it’s then given to the right postie to take on their route. With over 1,500 depots it’s a big job, but they work together to get it done.

Day to day life

Both teams need people who like to be on their feet getting things done. As a postie you’ll travel through your community getting deliveries where they need to be. You’ll be out in every weather and you’ll have the latest technology helping support you. The sorting office is all about processing post as quickly and effectively as possible and we’re always developing new ways to do it better. But in both roles, our colleagues are part of a real community who look out for each other, help each other succeed and make the most of doing a job they’re proud of.

Our People

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    Career progression

    Mike joined Royal Mail at age 16, since then he's worked in various roles across the business and been able to build a career with us. Through his own initiative, he studied for a degree in order to join our graduate scheme and we're proud to have given him the opportunities to progress. In the 26 years he's been with us, he's always been supported by his team, he understands how he can add value to the business and today continues to earn qualifications and develop himself. In his words, "the opportunities are endless in Royal Mail if you have the commitment and flexibility."

Meet Stacey

Stacey wanted a career change and chose being a postie for the outdoor life. Going from two thousand steps a day to twenty thousand wasn't easy, but she had plenty of support to help her find her feet. Watch her film and find out why she thinks she made the right decision. 

Meet Matt

Meet Matt. He’s been a postie in Bradford for over 10 years and still enjoys it for the same reasons he applied in the first place. Early starts and early finishes, being outside rather than in an office and getting to work alongside people he likes. But that’s not all he does. He’s a workplace coach as well which means he helps newer colleagues learn the job. Find out more about what that means in this film.

Meet Jodie

Think being a postie is just for men? Tell that to Jodie who’s been here since 1998. She’s enjoyed a lot of different roles including a postal cadet, distribution and she now works as a postie. Whether it’s saying good morning to the community she’s part of or just enjoying the fresh air every day, she’s never been prouder to work for Royal Mail. Watch her film and find out why.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out a day in the life of two of our posties!

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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

We might be able to help with some of your straightforward queries, check our Frequently Asked Questions page for lots of helpful answers.

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Job Search

Got a specific job that you’re interested in, or looking for a particular location? Our Job Search can help you find the role that’s ideal for you.

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