Royal Mail posts Christmas jobs boost

MORE than 600 jobs for Santa’s Little Helpers are up for grabs as Royal Mail prepares for its Christmas post rush.

Seasonal workers are being sought by Royal Mail to help sort the Christmas post, as well as the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

They will support Royal Mail's 120,000 permanent postmen and women who sort and deliver the mail all year round.

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In South Yorkshire, there are around 670 jobs on offer, of which about 600 are in Sheffield with the remainder in Doncaster.

Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November through to early January, with most of the extra work on offer in the busiest month of December.

Parcelforce Worldwide is also looking for drivers and indoor workers as the whole organisation gears up to deliver at Christmas.

Royal Mail's chief operations officer, Sue Whalley, said: “Christmas is our busiest time of year.

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“We plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service for consumers and businesses in the UK at Christmas.

“We make a substantial commitment in additional resources including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers to handle the festive mailbag and the growing market of online Christmas shopping.”

Royal Mail also has a year-round recruitment drive where it recruits postmen and women into its delivery offices around the UK.

There are a range of permanent and temporary delivery roles in sites across England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. More information is available at

A dedicated website for Christmas positions can be found at and more information is available on 0345 600 1785.