Post Office Graduate Scheme
Is this going to make me look deathly white? Ummm… Ohh.. You go first. Ok so… who is the Post Office?
We’re not Royal Mail. Done. No, I’m joking. It’s a really fun place to work,
there’s a really collaborative atmosphere. It’s entrepreneurial, it’s fast moving, very tech savy. Bright colours, it’s really open,
there’s different types of working environments. We’ve got a fantastic brand, it’s an iconic brand. We’ve got a great platform, over 11,500 branches. We do so many different things, from working with
the government, financial services to insurance. There’s so much emphasis on graduates, I haven’t
seen another graduate scheme where it’s that intimate in terms of how much
exposure you get across the business. I’ve been able to work on projects that
I’ve been interested in, wanted to develop me skillset in, or think
that I’ve got strong skills in. I’m working on the ‘digitising mails’ project, finding out what we need for our customer to
digitise the process of purchasing postage. My second rotation was in the digital identity
team which was really, really exciting, a huge growing area. It’s a really supportive environment, you get a buddy and a mentor when you
join the graduate scheme. We’ve also been given a lot of training opportunities, so we’re completing an Agile Project Management qualification. The fact that the office is in central
London, that really surprised me. It’s in the heart of Moorgate close to Liverpool Street. It’s a really good group generally just to work with,
really intelligent people, hard-working. Yeah… they’re bonkers! Na, I’m joking… they’re great! It’s a really social atmosphere, we always go out after work. I remember a year ago when I started, I remember I was in a meeting and I didn’t know anybody.
It was only two weeks ago, I was in a meeting and I was like ‘Hey, Hey Hey!’ and you know everybody by that point. Post Office is really open to working from home. If you’re travelling late in the evening, you
can stay at home and you’re just closer to things. It’s nice to have that flexibility
and trust there to let you do that. We are keen to progress and develop people quickly, we will absolutely look to find ways
to give them more responsibility and give them the opportunity to develop their careers. They really are thinking about, what this individual is good at, but also what areas they want to develop, where they might fit into the business
and what the business needs are. With the trends towards online, and the high-street changing, there’s a whole host of challenges, and that
makes it an exciting place to work. Anybody joining our business today will have the opportunity to re-invent what the Post Office is all about. But we need people who are driven, and creative
and inspiring to help engineer that shift.