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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Postperson with Driving x6 - Leighton Buzzard Delivery Office (LU7 4WW) Leighton Buzzard, GB, LU7 4WW
Postperson with Driving and Collections Duties - Oxford East Delivery Office (OX4 6HA) Oxford, GB, OX4 6HA
Postperson with Driving and Collection Duties - Ware Delivery Office (SG12 9WR) Ware, GB, SG12 9WR
Postperson with Driving -Southam Delivery Office (CV47 0FF) Southam, GB, CV47 0FF
Postperson with Driving - Winton Delivery Office (BH11 8JP) Bournemouth, GB, BH11 8JP
Postperson with Driving - Winton Delivery Office (BH11 8JP) Bournemouth, GB, BH11 8JP
Postperson with Driving - Winchester Delivery Office - SO23 0AA Winchester, GB, SO23 0AA
Postperson with Driving - Westhill Delivery Office (AB32 6AB) Aberdeen, GB, AB32 6AB
Postperson with Driving - Wellingborough P Delivery Office (NN8 1AQ) Wellingborough, GB, NN8 1AQ
Postperson with Driving - Watford Delivery Office (WD18 8FQ) Watford, GB, WD18 8FQ
Postperson with Driving - Warrington Delivery Office ( WA5 1WA ) Warrington, GB, WA5 1WA
Postperson with Driving - Walton On Thames Delivery Office (KT12 1LN) Walton On Thames, GB, KT12 1LN
Postperson with Driving - Waltham Cross Delivery Office (EN8 7LB) Waltham Cross, GB, EN8 7LB
Postperson with Driving - Uig SP Delivery Office (IV51 9XP) Isle of Skye, GB, IV51 9XP
Postperson with Driving - Tranent Delivery Office (EH33 1LH) Tranent, GB, EH33 1LH
Postperson with Driving - Tidworth Delivery Office, SP9 7BN Tidworth, GB, SP9 7BN
Postperson with Driving - The Queen Elizabeth Delivery Office (SL4 1AA) Windsor, GB, SL4 1AA
Postperson with Driving - Strathblane Delivery Office (G63 9EJ) Glasgow, GB, G63 9EJ
Postperson with Driving - Stoke On Trent Delivery Office (ST4 2AX) Stoke on Trent, GB, ST4 2AX
Postperson with Driving - Stanford Le Hope Delivery Office, SS17 7LH Stanford le Hope, GB, SS17 7LH
Postperson with Driving - Sarisbury Green Delivery Office -SO31 7DQ Southampton, GB, SO31 7DQ
Postperson with Driving - Rye Delivery Office (TN31 7AA) Rye, GB, TN31 7AA
Postperson with Driving - Rossendale Delivery Office (BB4 7LU) Rossendale, GB, BB4 7LU
Postperson with Driving - Rossendale Delivery Office (BB4 7LU) Rossendale, GB, BB4 7LU
Postperson with Driving - Preston South Delivery Office (PR5 6JY) Preston, GB, PR5 6JY
Postperson with Driving - Preston Central - PR1 1AD Preston, GB, PR1 1AD
Postperson with Driving - Newton Mearns Delivery Office (G77 6AB) Glasgow, GB, G77 6AB
Postperson with Driving - Newhaven Delivery Office (BN9 9QU) Newhaven, GB, BN9 9QU
Postperson with Driving - New Malden Delivery Office (KT3 4ER) New Malden, GB, KT3 4ER
Postperson with Driving - Melksham Delivery Office (SN12 6ZZ) Melksham, GB, SN12 6ZZ

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.


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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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