Royal Mail to open Bletchley base for Christmas rush

News: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
News: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
  • Royal Mail is opening a temporary parcel sort centre in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, employing 337 seasonal workers It is part of anin thother nine across the UK to help Royal Mail cope with the expected Christmas rush The centres are being set up for the fifth consecutive year. They will sort a significant proportion of the parcels Royal Mail handles during the busy Christmas period before they are distributed around the UK and delivered to the door by Royal Mail’s postmen and women Centres will open on a phased basis from November 2 Around 3,000 seasonal workers will be based e ten temporary parcel sort centres, part of the 19,000 seasonal recruitment already announced

Royal Mail is opening a temporary base in Bletchley in the run-up to Christmas, it has been announced today.

The parcel sort centre is being set up to sort a significant proportion of the parcels Royal Mail handles before they are distributed around the UK and delivered to the door by Royal Mail’s postmen and women.

The 337 seasonal workers in the centre will support Royal Mail’s permanent 123,000 postmen and women who sort and deliver the mail all year round, including Christmas which is the busiest time of the year for the postal service.

This is the fifth year that Royal Mail has opened a dedicated network of parcel sort centres.

The use of additional temporary parcel sort centres is now an integral part of Royal Mail’s substantial financial commitment in additional resources at Christmas operation to handle the festive mail bag.

al Mail has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the positions – www.royalmailgroup.com/xmasjobs.

Julie Barrett, Workplace Coach, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail and our customers. It’s a great place to work during the festive season.

“Knowing you are help to deliver everyone in the country’s Christmas. Its’ hard work but really worthwhile and there is great banter in the centre.

“If you are looking to sample working life at Royal Mail it’s a good time to do so. It’s also a great extra job for Christmas.

“We get lots of students and older people keen to make some extra money before the holidays.”

Operations Director, Tony Fox, said: “The use of additional parcel sort centres has proved extremely successful over the past three years.

“They are now an integral part of Royal Mail’s substantial financial commitment in additional resources at Christmas to handle the festive mail bag as effectively as possible.”