Postal Workers, Mail Sorters, Messengers and Couriers

Postal workers, mail sorters and messengers collect, receive, sort and deliver mail, documents, correspondence or messages, either between or within establishments.


New workers

New workers start around £17,025. Normal pay is £26,926 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,204.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 150,477 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Completes delivery forms, collects charges, and issues receipts for the collection and delivery of registered or recorded mail and other items.

  • Delivers mail, parcels, correspondence and other materials to specified or agreed routes and schedules.

  • Sorts mail, parcels and other incoming and outgoing material for delivery, and maintains records of material received and despatched.

  • Collects and may x-ray mail from post boxes, receives parcels, and collects correspondence, documents and other material from individuals, offices or other establishments.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Package Sorting

  • Warehousing

  • Mail Sorting

  • Manual Handling

  • Mailroom

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Inbound Calls

  • Call Center Experience

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Palletizing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sorting

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Detail Oriented

  • Lifting Ability

  • Self-Motivation

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Professionalism

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.