THE kids have only just gone back to school and you're still looking optimistically at the barbecue wondering if there's a chance of one more in 2018.

But Royal Mail bosses have now launched the recruitment process for Christmas roles.

Applications are now open for 'Christmas casual' processing post staff at Warrington Mail Centre based on Orion Boulevard.

A spokesman added: "The Christmas period is naturally a very busy time of year for Royal Mail.

"To help us handle the increased volumes of mail we require casual workers to sort the post in our Mail Centres, with start dates from mid-November through to mid-December.

"In the Mail Centre you will cover various indoor roles in a warehouse environment, you could be unloading mail from vans, moving large volumes of mail around in trolleys, sorting parcels and letters manually or operating machinery.

"A Mail Centre can process over a million items in a shift and you'll be a valuable part of making that happen."

What are the working hours?

Typical shifts available are:

Earlies 6am to 2pm

Lates 2pm to 10pm

Nights 10pm to 6am

What's the pay rate?

Monday to Saturday 6am to 10pm - £8.75

Monday to Friday 10pm to 6am - £9.95

Sunday 6am to 10pm - £9.95

Saturday and Sunday 10pm to 6am - £11.25

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