How to become a postman or postwoman
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You could do an express delivery operative intermediate apprenticeship, if you want to work as a delivery driver.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
Royal Mail often recruits temporary staff for the Christmas period from September each year. This can be a useful way for you to get some experience and apply for permanent jobs as they come up.
You can apply directly for delivery work. You don't need any specific qualifications, but your interview will usually include aptitude tests. These are to check that you can read addresses correctly and recognise misaddressed mail.
You can get more on careers and training in postal work from Royal Mail.