Published Friday, 06 September 2013
The temporary workers will help with the extra post during the Christmas season. (© Getty)
A total of 21,000 workers will be hired across the UK to help sort the extra post.
Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between November and early January 2014.
The peak of the additional temporary work will be in December.
The seasonal positions will support Royal Mail's permanent 124,000 postmen and women who sort and deliver the mail all year round, including Christmas which is the busiest time of the year for the postal service.
The recruits will help to sort Christmas cards and parcels before they go to around 1,400 delivery offices for postmen and women to take out on their rounds.
In Northern Ireland, Royal Mail will be recruiting predominately for roles in the mail centre in Newtownabbey and its operations in Donegall Quay, Belfast.
Royal Mail's Head of Northern Ireland, Gary Crawford, said: "Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail and we plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers.
"Every Christmas, we make a substantial financial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers."
Royal Mail has set up a dedicated page for people to apply for the positions on their website.
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