ROYAL Mail is recruiting would-be postmen and women in the region.

As part of its postal apprenticeship scheme, the company is taking on 27 candidates across Yorkshire. They will be among an initial cohort of 500 nationally.

Participants in the programme will cover a range of skills and achieve a Level 2 certification.

Eighty per cent of the apprenticeship will take the form of on-the-job training and the remainder will comprise online learning.

Those successfully completing the scheme will be offered permanent roles.

Ricky McAulay, for Royal Mail, said: “We couldn’t be prouder to launch our postal apprenticeship scheme at a time when the pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on career opportunities across the country.

“We’ve placed a real emphasis on ensuring that our scheme has a range of transferable skills so that successful candidates can take what they learn with them for the rest of their careers.

“Having started my work at Royal Mail as a postal cadet in 1986, I know the benefit that these initiatives can have on a career.”

The programme begins in September and lasts for 13 months. Applications open on Monday (June 28).

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