18 July 2019
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Youth & Friends

Supporting younger colleagues at Royal Mail
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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.

Over the next few years, our Youth & Friends steering group wants to increase the number of 16-24 year olds who currently make up just 3% of our workforce.

We plan to 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 Network

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

Jaime joined Royal Mail in 2013 and in her spare time volunteers for Girl-guiding, including running a Brownie unit for 7-10 year olds and a Ranger unit for 14-26 year olds. She is also a local commissioner, and vice chair of the European Leadership Training fund, which funds Guide and Scout projects for developing young leaders.

‘I’m passionate about helping young people achieve their potential and am delighted to chair the Youth & Friends steering group,’ said Jaime. ‘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 16-24.

Get in touch

To find out more about the Youth & Friends steering group, share ideas and feedback or suggest ways we can better engage with younger colleagues, please email youthnetwork@royalmail.com

If you want to join our Facebook group, please email us with your name, location and employee number and we will send you an invite.