ROYAL MAIL is offering 560 temporary jobs in Warrington as part of its Christmas recruitment drive.

The firm will be recruiting approximately 23,000 temporary workers across the UK to help sort Christmas post and the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available, from late October through to early January, with the busiest month in December.

There are about 2,500 jobs across the north west available, including 560 in Warrington.

Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is also looking for around 2,250 sorting staff and drivers across the UK.

Individuals will be paid between £7.83 and £12.48 depending on their age and shifts worked.

Royal Mail post and parcels CEO, Sue Whalley, said: "Christmas continues to be our busiest time of year.

"We plan all year round to ensure we deliver the best possible service for UK consumers and businesses before, during and after the festive season.

"We continue to make this substantial commitment in additional resources, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers, to ensure we can continue to deal with the huge amount of festive parcels, cards and online shopping orders, which we will be asked to deliver for our customers in every part of the country.”

Royal Mail has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the Christmas positions.