Royal Mail opening 6 temporary parcel sort centres

Six new temporary parcel sorting centres are to be opened by Royal Mail over the Christmas period.

The parcel sort centres are in:

– Atherstone near Tamworth;
– Bathgate in West Lothian;
– Bristol;
– Greenford in West London;
– Normanton in West Yorkshire;
– and Warrington.

The new Atherstone centre is to handle UK and international parcels. The temporary Royal Mail units will be opened on a phased basis from this week.

The temporary sorting centres are to use around 3,000 seasonal staff, and will support the 120,000 permanent postal delivery staff at Royal Mail.

Across the whole Royal Mail Group, it is taking on 20,000 seasonal workers. It has set up a dedicated website at www.royalmailgroup.com/xmasjobs for people to apply for positions in the centres and at other sites across the UK.

This is the seventh year that Royal Mail has opened a dedicated network of parcel sort centres. Last year, Royal Mail handled around 130 million parcels during the Christmas rush.
 
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