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Royal Mail to deliver apprenticeships in Scotland

Royal Mail is set to deliver 30 apprenticeships in Scotland after receiving funding from Scottish Enterprise.

The apprenticeship, developed with sector skills council Skills for Logistics, aims to provide candidates with a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 in Mail Services and is aimed at employees dealing with the collection, delivery and processing of mail.

Ian McKay, director of Scottish affairs at Royal Mail, said: "We are very pleased that our apprenticeship scheme will now be available to young people in Scotland as well as across the UK.

"Royal Mail Group is one of Scotland's largest employers, supporting directly and indirectly around 1% of the Scottish workforce. We feel that successful apprenticeship and training schemes like ours will add to the Scottish Executive and Scottish Enterprise's efforts to achieve their policy goal of a 'Smart Successful Scotland."

Dr Mick Jackson, development director at Skills for Logistics, said: "Skills for Logistics is delighted that Royal Mail will be extending the Apprenticeship by delivering it in Scotland.

"With a focus on increasing the level of skills across the UK through vocational training, it is important that employers are able to train new recruits directly in line with the job requirements. Through the Mail Services Apprenticeship individuals are offered a real insight into working for Royal Mail by developing skills vital to the job they will be undertaking."

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