ROYAL Mail has this morning announced it is seeking around 20,000 seasonal workers across the UK to help sort the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online shopping parcels.
The jobs will be available – from late October to January 2022 – in Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide to address the additional festive volume of parcels, cards and letters.
There are over 17,150 mail centre sorting vacancies in England, around 1,800 in Scotland, 650 in Wales and 500 in Northern Ireland
Roles are also on offer in Royal Mail’s UK and international parcel hubs. And there are a range of customer services and administration vacancies
Royal Mail Group’s express parcel business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is also looking for additional seasonal workers
This recruitment programme is part of Royal Mail’s substantial financial investment in additional resources at Christmas to help ensure the best possible service is provided to customers across the country.
The seasonal workers will support Royal Mail’s over 85,000 permanent postal workers who sort and deliver the mail all year round.
Royal Mail has been recruiting seasonal temporary workers since the Second World War.
There are also an additional 3,650 workers required across the following areas:
1,500 roles in Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide
1,500 roles at its international parcel hub at Heathrow
650 data inputting roles in three sites in the UK
Royal Mail Chief People Officer, Zareena Brown, said: “Our seasonal workforce is incredibly important to our operation and we very much look forward to welcoming those who return year after year as well as those who may be joining us for the first time.
“Being part of delivering Christmas is a brilliant experience and one that we know offers lots of opportunities for employment and engagement in the communities we serve.”
Royal Mail has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the Christmas temporary vacancies.
Click here to find out more.
Royal Mail also has a year-round recruitment drive where it recruits postal workers into its Delivery Offices around the UK.
There are a range of permanent and temporary delivery roles in sites across England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.
Click here for those roles.