Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is backing the new Royal Mail postal apprenticeship scheme which launches today.

The new scheme is designed to provide applicants with the required skills for a successful career at Royal Mail. Areas such as customer services, industry knowledge, and lessons in financial budgeting and health and wellbeing will be covered.

The scheme represents one of the UK’s largest intakes of apprenticeships, and will aim to offer up to 1,000 Level 2 Apprenticeships which will be based at delivery offices across the UK.

Many senior Royal Mail employees – including Ricky MacAulay, Operations Development Director and Executive Board Member – began their careers through the former Postal Cadet Scheme which ceased in 1996. All applicants who successfully complete the scheme will be offered a permanent role

The scheme opens for applications on Monday 28 June and the initial cohort of 500 apprenticeships will begin in September 2021. Royal Mail will make a further announcement in relation to the remaining 500 apprenticeships at a later date.

Commenting on the new scheme, Andrew Gwynne said: 

This is a fantastic initiative by the Royal Mail, and I would encourage anyone in my constituency who is interested in a career with the Royal Mail to apply.


Apprenticeships are the key to unlocking the potential of individuals up and down the country, and offering these kind of schemes is key to rebuilding after the effect that the pandemic has had on jobs and the economy.


That’s why I’m so pleaded that Royal Mail are offering this scheme, and I hope we see many more from other employers in the future.

To apply for the new postal apprenticeship scheme click here



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