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Over 3,700 More Christmas Jobs At Royal Mail In The Bag

17 Oct 2014

Over 3,700 More Christmas Jobs At Royal Mail In The Bag

Following on from our September heads-up that Royal Mail are looking to fill 450 Christmas jobs in Stoke, we can now bring you more details of a further 3,700+ temporary jobs at the delivery firm for the 2014 festive holidays.

The majority of the new Royal Mail jobs that have been announced are to be advertised in the Midlands region, with over 800 temporary positions earmarked for Wolverhampton.

The other English towns and cities set to benefit from the latest surge of Christmas jobs at Royal Mail this year are; Swindon with 760 vacancies, Northampton with 700, Peterborough with 470 and Exeter with 220 temporary jobs. Wales is expecting a total of 680 Royal Mail Christmas jobs, with Swansea alone receiving a temporary jobs boost of over 100 holiday vacancies.

Commenting on the 836 temporary positions available at Royal Mail in Wolverhampton, local councillor Peter Bilson said: “This is very good news, if not totally unexpected. We know that Royal Mail tend to take on additional labour to satisfy the Christmas rush, but it is encouraging to see them recruit so many workers. It is a positive step for people who are looking for work. Although the positions are temporary, they could provide an opportunity for workers to gain full time positions in the future.”

The new recruits will help sort millions of Christmas cards, parcels and other items as well as correcting post codes and other partial addresses so that postmen and women and can deliver all post to the right places in time for the holidays. Pay for Christmas vacancies at Royal Mail starts out at around £6.50 an hour but can reach to levels of over £10 an hour depending on your age and which shifts you are willing to work.

Of the Christmas vacancies in Swindon, mail centre plant manager Mel Peirson, remarked: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to look at Royal Mail and see what Royal Mail is about, as well as an opportunity for the business to look at them. The vacancies have already started going online now and we have had a brilliant response so far. We have people that come back year after year and we do always get a really good response.”

Although the busiest period of activity for Royal Mail is in the last few days and weeks before the 25th December, many of the temporary ‘Christmas Jobs’ will actually run from mid-November right through into January 2015.

Operations director at Royal Mail, Geoff Braden, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail and we plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers. Every Christmas, we make a substantial financial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers.”

We expect news of hundreds more Christmas jobs at Royal Mail to follow soon - and we’ll let you know about them as soon as we hear about them - but, in the meantime you can search and apply online for live Royal Mail Christmas Jobs in your neck of the woods from this page of their website.

And, if sorting through Christmas mail doesn’t sound like the sort of work that you would like to be doing over the holidays in 2014, then you will find tons more opportunities for temporary work in the UK on our very own page of Christmas Jobs For Students.

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