Yodel providing employment boost in Carrickfergus

The parcel carrier is confident many of the seasonal jobs will become permanent. INCT 41-754-CON
The parcel carrier is confident many of the seasonal jobs will become permanent. INCT 41-754-CON

More than 130 new jobs are being created in a pre-Christmas employment boost for Carrickfergus.

Yodel has announced it is recruiting for 180 part-time and full-time roles across Northern Ireland in preparation for this year’s peak festive period.

And the majority of these will be through the independent parcel carrier’s Belfast Road depot.

The company is set to recruit 62 directly employed drivers. In addition, it is also looking for 49 owner drivers, who will be required to provide their own vans.

A further 53 self-employed couriers, will also be joining, using their own cars to deliver and collect smaller parcels from customers.

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.”

While these are seasonal positions, many of the roles are expected to become permanent.

Mr Stead added: “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.”

Further details of the vacancies can be found at: http://careers.yodel.co.uk/