Got some info on working as a temp for Royal Mail at christmas.
They have just put up alot of details for jobs today.
If you call 08702431902, its their recruitment people. I held on the line for ages, and there's a message that keeps telling you to try their website.
Well anyway they take your postcode and see if there are any sorting offices near you that are recruiting. The one near me, in Hounslow, West London is lookin for 300 or so temps!!! Variety of shifts, £5.80 an hour, full time and part time.
They ask a few questions, age, NI number, D.O.B. etc, address, and apparently they'll send a letter with a day and time you need to go and register your shifts/hours. Not sure if this means you have the job or not?
I'm pretty sure its £5.80 an hour if you're over 18. Not too sure what it is below 18. I think Royal Mail have a basic weekly rate like you said and they pay you every week so long as you fulfill your weekly hours.
(Original post by lostinfantasies)
I've applied and they'll contact me 5 to 10 working days after the closing date, apparently.
Would you prefer to work 9:30 PM to 5:30 AM or 6:00 AM to 1:30 PM? I wouldn't mind either, but my mother's being a pain about the night shift. If it's only over the Christmas holidays, I don't mind!
if i were u i wud do the 9.30 shift, but then again the other allows u 2 get the work out the way and then u can do whatever else u wanna do. BUT how wud u get to work? coz buses dont start that early do they??
I have received the letter. It says to go 4th of November to register and I can start working, and choose my shift... They say the same on yours? I would love to work at night... They pay you weekly? Anyone knows??
I've applied to Woolworths so I'd most likely get a job there first, considering the timeline for the Royal Mail (won't find out until after December 1). But I've already worked for Woolworths so I'd prefer to work at the RM just for the different experience!
Unfortunatley , I didn't get the temp position at the royal mail.
When I attended the registration day after recieving the letter and forms I was told that because I was under 18 (17) I would not be allowed the position since heavy machinery is used and they are only insured for people over 18.
I was really disappointed, but really angry that they sent me a letter in the first place and bascially wasted my time. Also, I really NEED A JOB.
They did componsate me for "travel expenses" though,