Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers
Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)
Workers in this unit group collect, receive, sort and deliver mail, documents, correspondence or messages, either between or within establishments.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic entry requirements. A medical examination may be required. Entrants complete short induction courses followed by a programme of off- and on-the-job training. NVQs/ SVQs in Mail Operations are available at Levels 1 and 2.
- collects mail from post boxes, receives parcels, and collects correspondence, documents and other material from individuals, offices or other establishments;
- sorts mail, parcels and other incoming and outgoing material for delivery, and maintains records of material received and despatched;
- delivers mail, parcels, correspondence and other materials to specified or agreed routes and schedules;
- completes delivery forms, collects charges, and issues receipts for the collection and delivery of registered or recorded mail and other items.
Common job titles
Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.