Royal Mail has launched a drive to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers to help sort the Christmas post.
Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November through to early January 2015. The peak of the additional temporary work will be in the busiest month of December. The majority of seasonal positions will support Royal Mail’s 123,000 permanent postmen and women, who sort and deliver the mail all year round. Parcelforce Worldwide is also looking for drivers and indoor workers as the whole organisation gears up to deliver at Christmas.
Helping to sort the post
Around 14,000 people are needed to work in mail, distribution centres and data centres across England, 1,340 in Scotland, 560 in Wales and 550 in Northern Ireland. The recruits will help to sort Christmas cards and parcels before they go to around 1,400 Delivery Offices for postmen and women to take out on their rounds. Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is also recruiting around 2,600 extra drivers and sorting staff throughout the UK.
Royal Mail has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the Christmas positions – www.royalmailgroup.com/