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Royal Mail To Create 23,000 Seasonal Christmas Jobs In 2018

22 Oct 2018

Royal Mail To Create 23,000 Seasonal Christmas Jobs In 2018

Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide are to create 23,000 Christmas jobs in 2018, around three thousand more seasonal vacancies than they recruited for last year.

Most of the temporary roles start from the end of October to the middle of November and run through until the day before Christmas Eve, with thousands of vacancies up for grabs all over the country in the next few weeks.

Pay rates start at around £7.80 an hour but can reach almost £10 for some shifts in certain parts of the country.

The temporary recruits will help Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide deliver parcels, cards and letters to over 29 million households and businesses throughout the United Kingdom.

Commenting on the festive recruitment drive, the chief executive for post and parcels at Royal Mail, Sue Whalley, said: “Christmas continues to be our busiest time of year. We plan all year round to ensure we deliver the best possible service for UK consumers and businesses before, during and after the festive season.”

“We continue to make this substantial commitment in additional resources, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers, to ensure we can continue to deal with the huge amount of festive parcels, cards and online shopping orders, which we will be asked to deliver for our customers in every part of the country,” added Ms Whalley.

Giving some detail about the sorts of roles on offer at Royal Mail this year, the job ad states:

“In the Mail Centre you will cover various indoor roles in a warehouse environment, you could be unloading mail from vans, moving large volumes of mail around in trolleys, sorting parcels and letters manually or operating machinery.”

“It is a fast paced environment and you'll be working to efficient methods to meet our business performance targets. A Mail Centre can process over a million items in a shift and you'll be a valuable part of making that happen.”

You can search and apply for seasonal Xmas vacancies in your area now on Royal Mail’s Christmas Casuals page. You can also find out more about working on a more permanent basis and apply for apprenticeships at Royal Mail right here on the e4s website.

For a whole host of other Xmas vacancies in your area, please visit our dedicated Christmas Jobs section to apply for the latest positions now.

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