Youth & Friends

Supporting younger colleagues at Royal Mail


Our Youth & Friends steering group was established in July 2016 to support younger colleagues in the business.

Our aim is to attract more young people into Royal Mail, as well as support and retain young talent.

Our purpose is to create an inclusive environment for young colleagues - to create an attractive place to work where young people feel valued and empowered to be able to influence the decisions that affect them.

We work closely alongside our existing diversity steering groups and benchmark ourselves against other organisations to look at best practice and establish links with youth organisations, colleges and universities.

Youth & Friends Network chair, Jason Crompton, said: ‘As the newest of the diversity groups, our initial aim is to understand more about the young people already in the business. We’ve already started this journey and we’re keen to broaden our understanding of what they perceive to be the most important issues.

‘I’m passionate about helping young people achieve their potential and am delighted to chair the Youth & Friends steering group. As chair, I want to help young people succeed in and add value to our business.’

Get involved

We want to gain more of an insight into what it’s like to work here as a younger colleague. We also want to hear from employees who volunteer with young people, and about any success stories involving colleagues aged 16-30. If you'd like to get in touch with the group, please email