Parcel carrier with base in Warwick looks to recruit hundreds of drivers for Christmas period

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An independent parcel carrier with offices in Warwick is recruiting for nearly 2,000 new jobs across the Midlands over the Christmas period.

Yodel is set to recruit 95 directly employed drivers in the region who will be provided with Yodel branded uniforms and a liveried van.

In addition to the directly employed drivers, Yodel is also looking for 550 owner-drivers, who will be required to provide their own vans. Both sets of drivers will be based at their local service centres and provided with hand-held computers to help plan their routes and scan parcels as they go on their delivery and collection rounds.

A further 497 self-employed couriers will also be joining the company, using their own cars to deliver and collect smaller parcels from customers. Self-employed couriers are based from home and carry out deliveries in their own neighbourhood.

Across the country, Yodel will be recruiting 7,000 drivers.

Dick Stead, executive chairman of Yodel, said: “Our recent research has shown that the 2015 Christmas period is set to break the mould once again, with nearly four times as many people planning to take advantage of the Black Friday online promotions. Our recruitment and training will support this demand and ensure that both our retail clients and their shoppers have an enjoyable Christmas.

“Many of the vacancies are flexible and perfect for those who want to fit work around families, or who have retired but want to remain active and earn some extra cash. Other roles are full-time and we expect many posts to become permanent after the Christmas season. Whatever the job, we’ll be giving everyone working for us the tools they need to deliver a top service.”