Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Royal Mail Group is committed to supporting the Armed Forces Community and values the contribution Veterans, Reservists and military families continue to make to our business. We are proud of our long heritage and connection with the Armed Forces, which traces back to 1816. We support our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant in several ways;
• Royal Mail Group actively supports the recruitment of Veterans and military families to a wide range of opportunities across the organisation, recognising the many transferable qualities they bring such as leadership, planning, flexibility, reliability and resilience.
• We maintain a close working relationship with Armed Forces organisations including Careers Transition Partnership, Officers Association and British Forces Resettlement Services.
• Our flexible working and special leave policies allow those employees of ours with a reservist commitment to ask for additional time off and we would consider any special circumstances, such as a partner deployment and requirement for an employee to work flexibly.
• We are proud to support a range of Armed Forces friendly events and forums, engaging at various levels to network, identify mutually beneficial commercial opportunities and support recruitment.
Royal Mail Group is a very well-known brand and operates globally in 44 countries around the world. Our revenue exceeds £10 billion per annum. We employ almost 160,000 people. We deliver more than 1.8 billion parcels and 14 billion letters every year.
We have two main businesses: our UK Operations and General Logistics Systems (GLS). In the UK, we operate under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands. Outside the UK, GLS is one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.
Following our 2013 IPO, we’re one of the most widely held stocks on the London Stock Exchange. 20 per cent of the company is owned by our people and retail shareholders. Royal Mail Group continues to innovate. We’re investing in our digital capabilities, particularly in e-commerce and customer connectivity.
Achieving our strategy depends on having the best possible talent at all levels in our business, supported by a culture that gives individuals the opportunity to grow and develop. We live our values and take pride in how we do what we do.