UK-based parcel carrier Yodel will create more than 2,000 seasonal roles across a variety of functions ahead of this year’s peak season. Roles will be available across Yodel’s 50 locations nationwide.
The use of online marketplaces such as eBay and Vinted for additional sources of income has seen Yodel’s consumer-to-consumer (C2C) operations expand by 162% in just 12 months.
The latest recruitment drive also follows a series of infrastructure and fleet investments, including the opening of a new site in Coventry and a £14.5m (US$18m) spend on new tractor units and double decker trailers, boosting capacity to support the business as it scales up operations for the busy pre-Christmas period.
Mike Hancox, CEO of Yodel, said, “Each year the industry looks to increase capacity in preparation for higher volumes over the Christmas peak, and with the continuing growth in the market we anticipate this festive season to be our busiest yet.
“Many of the roles available represent an opportunity to grow into long-term careers with progression into more senior positions. Working at Yodel gives you the flexibility to work either full or part-time to suit your lifestyle and is an opportunity to join a nationwide network of dedicated and committed colleagues.”