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Postie

Postie sat in Royal Mail van with a dog

Posties collect, sort and deliver mail to private homes, shops and business premises within a particular area. They are sometimes called postal workers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for posties is £12.29 an hour.

You may also earn overtime and shift allowance.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You would normally work for Royal Mail which is part of the Royal Mail Group. Vacancies are displayed on the Royal Mail's website.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
10808
1.3 %
RISE
2029
10945
  United Kingdom
2024
152392
3.6 %
RISE
2029
157824

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The main employer is Royal Mail but you may also find jobs with other licensed mail companies. Royal Mail usually begin to recruit temporary workers for the busy Christmas period from September each year.

Video

Courtesy of Royal Mail

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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