Search on to find 445 Royal Mail temps for festive period
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. royalmailgroup.com/careers.