*Please note, IRIS is now called Successfactors, and can be found here.
Before joining Royal Mail Group in 2013, I was working for myself selling furniture in a very difficult climate. I took on a part-time position as a postman to supplement my income as my daughter was getting married, but soon realised that the opportunities to progress were far too good to give up. After finishing a temporary contract as a postie in Leeds, I applied for a management position. There were a lot of strong candidates, and I was concerned that my application would be overlooked as I hadn’t been with the company very long. This lead to me calling Jenny Ledgar, the director of network access, talking her through my application and giving her a good first impression. I’m pleased to say, I got the job, and although my time with the Royal Mail Group has been short, I have been given all the tools, training and access to good people that I will need to be successful in my position.