Hello, I’m Amy and I graduated this summer from the University of Leeds. I studied for a BA in History and English in my 3 years there, and graduated with a 2:1 in August.
Even before I started my first placement on the Royal Mail HR graduate scheme, I felt welcomed by the business. I was assigned a ‘buddy’ as a point of contact to help me with any queries I had about my role, the graduate scheme experience, or any other questions I had before I started on the scheme.
Once I found out that my first placement was within the Culture and Engagement team, I was virtually introduced to my line manager. I was also given an overview of what my first role would entail. This made me feel comfortable on my first day as I had already been introduced to part of my new team, and knew some of what I could expect from my role before day 1. The week long induction process also gave me a fantastic opportunity to build a network with others on the graduate scheme in a variety of roles across the business, and practice the skills needed to be a manager in Royal Mail Group.
I am now almost 8 weeks into my new role, and I have been part of so many projects within my team already: I am the editor of the Culture and Engagement e-magazine, I have planned a culture event for 12 of the most influential leaders in the business, and I am helping design and co-ordinate the Royal Mail Group annual survey which is sent to every employee in the business. I feel like a real part of my team, and very well supported when I come across any problems. I would encourage anyone who is interested to apply for the scheme.