Delivery giant Yodel has announced it will create over 4,300 jobs ahead of the busy Christmas period following its “most successful year to date”.
The Liverpool-based firm said it wants to recruit a total of 4,311 new colleagues with a variety of roles on offer – including couriers, parcel sorters and warehouse operatives.
The company said the jobs will be based across its 50 locations nationwide.
Yodel said the recruitment drive is in response to the “ever-growing demand” for online retail, which has increased “dramatically” over the last 18 months.
Mike Hancox, CEO of Yodel, said: “We expect the ongoing growth in online retail will continue in the winter months as consumers look to finalise their Black Friday and Christmas shopping for friends, family and loved ones as conveniently as possible.
“There’s a huge breadth of roles available, with many presenting an opportunity to grow into long-term careers. By joining Yodel you’ll become part of a nationwide family and have options to work either full or part-time to suit your lifestyle.”
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The move comes after Yodel recorded its most successful year ever, delivering a profit “well beyond all forecasts” as online retail thrived due to the pandemic.
In August, Yodel said total volumes in the 12 months to June 30, 2021 grew by 28% compared to the year before, with full-year revenues standing at £563m – up by £133m from 2020’s £430m.
Without revealing the exact figure ahead of a full results release in December, the firm said it had been “strongly profitable”.