CitySprint looks for 500 new drivers

The UK’s largest same day distribution company, CitySprint has announced it is looking for 500 additional couriers across the country. 

The invite to new employees comes as the courier company faces an increase in volumes thanks to the pandemic and the coming seasonal spike putting demands on its network.

The new drivers will mostly drive small and large vans, will support the existing fleet of 3,500 vans across the UK. These couriers are needed in most areas, with a specific focus across the 10 specific towns and cities of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Medway, Norwich, Nottingham, and Reading.
Speaking about the benefits of delivery work, Abayomi Ekundayo, a courier in Manchester says: “Three years ago I was working in a confined office – something I didn’t enjoy, so when the opportunity arose for me to join CitySprint, I jumped at it. I love the freedom of being a self-employed courier and providing a valuable service to the business community, as well as the general public. If you’re looking for a satisfying job which gives you choice and flexibility, then I would give CitySprint a call. And if you are prepared to work hard and build relationships with your local service team and customers, the rewards will come!”

Mark Footman, Chief Operating Officer at CitySprint, commented: “With just over seven weeks to go until Christmas, businesses across sectors of all sizes are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. This year, with more people than ever shopping online, the pressure and demand this peak season is set to be even more acute. That is why we are bolstering our fleet numbers — allowing us to continue to deliver a first-class service to our customers and help them to stay ahead of their competitors and keep operations moving during Christmas.”

This does come in the face of a UK wide delivery van and HGV driver shortage, and CitySprint is one of many such companies seeking to take on new hires. It remains to be seen whether all those firms seeking new drivers achieve the numbers they need, and whether this in turn will impact deliveries this Christmas.

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