Royal Mail are advertising 23,000 seasonal jobs to help with the Christmas post

Royal Mail are advertising 23,000 seasonal jobs to help with the Christmas post
Royal Mail is launching its annual recruitment drive, searching for thousands of seasonal workers (Photo: Shutterstock)

Royal Mail is launching its annual recruitment drive, searching for thousands of seasonal workers to help sort both the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online shopping parcels.

Around 23,000 jobs are now available across the UK at both Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide. The number of available positions is slightly higher than last year, and successful applicants will mainly help to sort Christmas parcels, cards and letters.

Other sorting and driving roles are on offer in Royal Mail’s logistics team, as well as at the company’s Heathrow international hub. There are also temporary positions in data inputting.

How to apply

The Christmas positions are available from late October 2018 until early January 2019. They include more than 13,300 mail centre sorting posts in England, around 1,100 in Scotland, 470 in Wales and 445 in Northern Ireland.

Royal Mail Group’s express parcel business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is also searching for around 2,250 extra staff.

Seasonal staff will be paid between £7.83 and £12.48 an hour, depending on age and shifts worked.

To see the jobs available, find out more information and apply, visit the Royal Mail recruitment website.

Around 23,000 jobs are now available across the UK in Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide, this being slightly higher than last year, and will require mainly helping sort Christmas parcels, cards and letters (Photo: Shutterstock)
Around 23,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the UK at both Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide (Photo: Shutterstock)

Royal Mail post and parcels chief executive 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.”