Royal Mail: David O'Domhnaill

David O’Domhnaill started his journey at Royal Mail as a level 4 project management apprentice after finishing college.

“During year 12, I realised that university wasn’t for me and I wanted a hands-on approach to learning in a live environment. Royal Mail’s apprenticeship scheme sounded like the ideal option, offering a professional qualification with a competitive salary whilst I learned new skills.

During my time at Royal Mail I have developed my communication and time management skills, going from a confident but disorganised A-level student to a professional project team member. I have been given responsibility over a deployment impacting 1000s of employees and have been able to successfully implement a solution.”

Recognising how the apprenticeship is contributing to his future aspirations, David said: “The apprenticeship has taught me how to effectively apply project management skills to meet objectives. These technical skills are transferable all around the business and I have improved my communication skills and become more confident at articulating my ideas.

“My advice for anyone thinking of applying for an apprenticeship would be to just go for it. Gaining experience alongside professional qualifications is an efficient way of working and the opportunities provided at Royal Mail are truly first class.”


Programme overview

We rely on our projects to be on budget, on time and – ultimately – successful. On our two- year programme, you’ll learn the foundations of exceptional project management and work towards the Associate Project Management L4 Apprenticeship Standard. That means working alongside senior colleagues to understand how different business areas work, how to improve them, planning and implementing projects of all sizes.

Throughout your career here you’ll never stop learning – it’s the ideal combination of mentoring, training and on-the-job learning that will give you the experience and skills to build the rewarding career you want.

Starting in November 2021 – a two-year Associate Project Management Level 4 apprenticeship with management development training to develop leadership skills.

£19,000 to £22,000 per year starting salary, dependent on age and location, plus benefits, rising on completion to c.£30,000 per year.

Membership with the Association of Project Managers (APM).

Five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or higher (including Maths, English and Science) required plus two A-levels.


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