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Royal Mail need seasonal workers to deliver the magic of Christmas in Northampton

Royal Mail is looking for Seasonal Mail Sorters to join their team this Christmas at two locations in Northamptonshire. The Christmas recruitment drive for Northamptonshire is based at South Midlands Mail Centre in Swan Valley, Northampton and Northampton Parcel Sort Centre at Panattoni Park, Northampton.

Royal Mail say the festive period is their busiest time of year and without seasonal workers, they wouldn’t be able to deliver the magic of Christmas. A range of shifts are available at the sites, with typical shift patterns including:

  • Lates: 14:00 – 22:00 (£13.63 p/h)

  • Nights: 22:00 – 06:00 (£14.81 p/h)

  • Earlies: 06:00 – 14:00 (£12.29 p/h)

  • Weekends: Various shifts available (as above p/h)

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Royal Mail describes the role as unloading mail and parcels from vans, moving them through centres and helping to sort letters. It’s a hands-on role, ensuring every parcel, letter and present reaches the destination safely.

Those wanting to apply must choose a seasonal role at only one location and you will be asked which hours you’d prefer to work. Applicants must be able to push trolleys (up to 250kg) and lift bags (up to 11kg), as well as being able to stand for long periods.

No previous experience in a warehouse or sorting office is necessary, but is welcome according to Royal Mail. More information and how to apply can be found on the seasonal recruitment site.

Grant McPherson, chief operating officer at Royal Mail, said: “We are pulling out all the stops to deliver Christmas for our customers. It’s our busiest time of the year and we know how important it is for people that we deliver letters and parcels on time.

“By planning ahead and hiring more people, vans and trucks, we are well prepared to handle the expected increased festive mail and parcels and deliver the high standards of service our customers expect from Royal Mail.”

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