Royal Mail plc is an international business, developing a modern, optimised and efficient network to deliver letters, parcels and new products. We operate across 40 countries and nation states worldwide. We’re proud of our history, operating for over 500 years. We also have an exciting future as a digitally innovative brand; helping to connect customers, companies and countries.


Courier Services

Job Summary:

Here at Royal Mail, Christmas is our busiest time of year. With so many parcels and letters coming through our warehouse doors, it’s no surprise that we need a few thousand extra helping hands to get everything where it needs to go. That’s why, every year, we hire temporary Mail Centre workers from all different walks of life to help us deliver Christmas across the UK.


  • Enjoy working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Being proactive and detailed focused is key
  • Flexible and adaptable to work on various tasks during a shift
  • Able to push trolleys (up to 250kgs) and lift and move mail bags up to 11kg
  • Standing for long periods
  • No previous experience is needed

Shifts available:

Shift Days Hours
Early Shift 1 Early Attendance between Monday to Saturday 06:15 – 14:15
Early Shift 2 Early Attendance between Monday to Saturday 06:30 – 10:30
Early Shift 3 Early Attendance between Monday to Saturday 10:30 – 14:30
Day Shift Early Attendance between Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Late Shift 1 Late Attendance between Monday to Saturday 14:30 – 19:00
Late Shift 2 Late Attendance between Monday to Saturday 15.00 – 23.00
Late Shift 3 Late Attendance between Monday to Saturday 17:00 – 22:00
Night Shift 1 Night Attendance between Monday to Sunday 22:30 – 06:30
Night Shift 2 Night Attendance between Monday to Sunday 00.00 – 06:00
Weekend 1 Sat – Sun 15:00 – 22:15
Weekend 2 Sat – Sun 10:00 – 20:00
Weekend 3 Sat – Sun 22:00 – 06:00
Weekend 4 Sat – Sun 18: 00 – 06:00
Weekend Sat – Sun 06:00 – 18.00


  • There is lots of guidance and support available for you during the application process.
  • Most roles finish around 24th December, however some roles may continue into January and there may be opportunity to transfer to our in-house agency, Angard. Please speak to your manager on site if you are interested.

How to Apply:

  • You must upload the correct documents, clearly photographed for us to be able to progress you to the offer stage. These documents must prove your right to work in the UK and your Identification.
  • We will conduct a criminal record basic check as part of the application process.
  • The faster you complete each stage, the quicker you can progress and a wider range of shifts will be available at the offer stage.
  • Start dates are from 2nd November on into December.
  • Inductions may be up to two weeks before your start date.






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