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Yodel gears up for the festive season creating 4,000 new jobs


UK independent parcel carrier Yodel is looking to recruit 4,000 new colleagues as the business prepares for what is expected to be a busy festive period.

A variety of roles are available at Yodel’s 50 locations across the UK – including employed and self-employed couriers, day and night parcel sorters, and team managers.

Yodel said recent years have seen a dramatic growth in ecommerce, feeding sustained demand for parcel delivery services and it expects to handle over 200 million parcels this year. This latest recruitment drive follows a series of infrastructure investments and will support the business as it scales up operations for peak.

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Positions are available across Yodel’s network, with roles available at key sites including Bristol, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Newton Abbott, and Llanelli.

Mike Hancox, CEO of Yodel, said: “Christmas is always our busiest time of the year, but with 2022 bringing additional World Cup related shopping, we’re anticipating a festive season like never before. There are a variety of roles available, with many presenting an opportunity to grow into long-term careers. By joining Yodel, you will become part of a nationwide family and have options to work either full or part-time to suit your lifestyle.”

The announcement comes as Yodel records its first year of profits after a year of significant growth. The business added that it has proven the flexibility of its network by developing a specialism for handling a vast range of delicate parcels.

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