Search on to find 445 Royal Mail temps for fes­tive pe­riod

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ROYAL Mail is launch­ing its an­nual re­cruit­ment drive in a bid to fill 445 tem­po­rary po­si­tions in North­ern Ire­land over the busy fes­tive pe­riod.

The sea­sonal re­cruits will help to sort Christ­mas parcels and cards as well as the grow­ing amount of on­line shop­ping or­ders be­fore they are taken to de­liv­ery of­fices for post­men and women to take out on their rounds.

Around 23,000 jobs are avail­able across the UK in Royal Mail and Parcelforce World­wide — slightly more than last year — mainly to help sort Christ­mas parcels, cards and let­ters.

Po­si­tions are avail­able from late Oc­to­ber un­til early Jan­uary.

In all, there a more than 13,300 peo­ple needed for mail cen­tre sort­ing posts in Eng­land, around 1,100 in Scot­land, 470 in Wales as well as the 445 in North­ern Ire­land.

Other sort­ing and driv­ing roles are on of­fer in Royal Mail lo­gis­tics and at the com­pany’s Heathrow in­ter­na­tional hub.

There are also tem­po­rary po­si­tions in data in­putting.

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

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

Royal Mail post and parcels chief ex­ec­u­tive Sue Whal­ley said: “Christ­mas con­tin­ues to be our busiest time of the 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,” said Ms Whal­ley.

Royal Mail also has a year­round re­cruit­ment drive where it re­cruits for a range of per­ma­nent and tem­po­rary de­liv­ery roles.

For more de­tails go to www. royal­mail­­reers.

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