Christmas jobs 2022: Royal Mail hiring seasonal workers ahead of festive season - salary details and how to apply

It’s not just Santa Claus who needs some helpers - the Royal Mail are looking for seasonal workers ahead of the Christmas period too.

With Christmas just around the corner, Royal Mail is gearing up to tackle the increase in post, packages and Christmas cards, by recruiting a team of extra mailroom workers in London.

And with mail being flung from every corner of the country on its quest to get to its desired location in time for the big day, Royal Mail needs a sturdy team of talented people to help out this Christmas.

As a Seasonal Mail Sorter, you will play a key role in delivering Christmas to the nation.

Daily, you’ll unload mail and parcels from the vans, move them through the mail centres and help sort letters to make sure they arrive in time for Christmas.

The roles will be on a temporary basis and located at a number of sorting centres around the London area, with salaries varying based on the shifts hours worked.

Here’s everything you need to know about applying for one of these seasonal roles.

Where are Seasonal Mail Sorter roles in London?

The locations listed below are currently offering work as a Season Mail Sorter in London (typical shift patterns and wage in brackets):

  • Croydon Mail Centre - Beddington Farm Road, Croydon, CR9 4AA (Lates: Monday to Saturday, 2-10pm, £14.99 per hour)
  • Jubilee Mail Centre - Godfrey Way, Hounslow, TW4 5XX (Lates: Monday to Saturday, 2-10pm £14.99 per hour, Nights: Monday to Saturday, 10pm-6am £16.50 per hour)
  • Gatwick Mail Centre - James Watt Way, Crawley, RH10 9AA (Lates: Monday to Saturday, 2-10pm, £12.99 per hour, Nights: Monday to Saturday, 10pm-6am, £14.49 per hour, Earlies: Monday to Saturday, 6am-2pm, £11.99 per hour)

To apply to be a seasonal Royal Mail worker, visit the Royal Mail website and click apply.

The application form will ask you to provide information about yourself as well as your right to work status, plus you’ll need to list your preferred shift patterns in order of preference.