As a much-loved and trusted brand, Royal Mail wanted to develop and invest in the skills of young people. However, as a national company, finding the correct training partner which would be able to meet the needs and values of a large company whilst delivering a high-quality and bespoke course seemed difficult.
As one of the largest Group Training Associations in the UK, Training 2000 satisfied all requirements. The highest calibre of learners were sourced from across the UK to be included in the Training 2000 engineering apprenticeship, whilst doing practical, on the job training nationally within Mail Centres throughout Royal Mail.
Having so far employed approximately 80 young people, Royal Mail has now been taking on engineering apprentices for more than four years and is committed to the promotion and progression of its apprentices within the company.
“Our apprentices play a vital role within the business” explains Darren Borthwick, National Engineering Apprentice Manager.
“People generally only think of postmen when you say Royal Mail, yet our service relies heavily on automated sorting machinery, maintained by a high skilled team of engineers behind the scenes. The efficient running of operations is essential to our customers and that makes our engineering staff a vital part of the business. I think after the first year the decision to recruit more engineering apprentices was a simple one.”
Royal Mail also praised the services provided by Training 2000 in offering them a customised training solution.
“Running separately to our Engineering Apprenticeships with Training 2000, we invested a lot of time with them to develop a bespoke IOSH Managing Safely programme to be delivered nationally, to all engineers, across our sites. The relationship with Training 2000 is one we hope to develop further in the future”
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