CitySprint, a UK same day distribution company, has revealed that 500 additional couriers are required across the UK ahead of the Christmas rush.
Businesses rely on UK logistics all year round, but with the added delivery increase during the festive season, distribution companies tend to employ more staff.
The period usually covers the end of October until the new year, with CitySprint recording deliveries of 600,000 during this period in 2018.
Paul Gisbourne, chief operating officer at CitySprint, commented: “With just 36 days to go until Christmas, businesses are gearing up for the busiest time of the year.
“Bolstering fleet numbers will allow us to continue to deliver a first-class service and ensures we stay ahead of our competitors.
“We know that the Christmas season brings increased pressure, demand and competition for our customers, which is why we are committed to going the extra mile at a time when it matters most.”
Its fleet of couriers currently sits at 5,000 plus, but it’s looking to recruit couriers in the following locations:
● Central London
Stephen Gray, a courier in Wales, said: “A friend recommended I apply to be a courier with CitySprint sixteen years ago, so I bought a van, tried it out and I haven’t looked back since.
“I love the freedom of being a self-employed courier; I meet different people, travel across the country and experience different situations every day — it keeps things exciting! Plus, the team at CitySprint are fantastic.
“Honestly, if you’re looking for a satisfying job which gives you choice, flexibility and financial security then I suggest you give CitySprint a call!”
In 2017 CitySprint hired an additional 1,000 couriers, which shows a decrease in demand the delivery company has had in the last two years.
The new dray service was introduced following an increase of over 200% in revenue from the food and beverage sector in 2017, with growth this year expected to be even higher.