Maria Caulfield MP welcomes 1,000 Royal Mail apprenticeships

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed news that Royal Mail have launched a new apprenticeship program with 1,000 places across the country.

The new scheme will 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. This new apprenticeship scheme will be one of the largest single apprenticeship programmes in the UK and will bring fresh talent into Royal Mail. All applicants who successfully complete the scheme will be offered a permanent role.

The Postal Apprenticeship scheme is designed to provide applicants with the required skills for a successful career at Royal Mail, as well as a broad range of lasting transferable skills and experience. The scheme builds on the long running apprenticeship programmes already in place in fleet, engineering and other parts of the business.

The scheme opened for applications on Monday 28 June – more information can be found by visiting the Early Careers section on The initial cohort of 500 apprenticeships will begin in September 2021.

Maria Caulfield MP said “The new Postal Apprenticeship scheme from the Royal Mail is an excellent opportunity for local people who may be interested in a career with the Royal Mail to gain excellent transferable skills as well as a permanent job once the apprenticeship ends. I want to highlight this exciting opportunity to everyone in the Lewes constituency and would encourage people to go to Royal Mail’s website for further details