Royal Mail creates 248 Christmas jobs in Preston

Festive: Christmas mail being sorted in Preston
Festive: Christmas mail being sorted in Preston
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Hundreds of temporary workers from Preston are being sought by Royal Mail to help sort the Christmas post.

Royal mail has launched a drive to recruit more than 900 temporary workers from across the North West, including 248 in the Preston Mail Centre.

Royal Mail’s delivery director, Adrian Fielding, said: “Christmas is our busiest time of year. We plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service for consumers and businesses in the UK. Every Christmas, we make a substantial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers.”

Temporary positions will be available between mid-November and early January.

The peak of the additional temporary work will be in 
December.

Most seasonal positions will support Royal Mail’s 123,000 permanent postmen and 
women, who sort and deliver the mail all year round, a spokesman said.