ROYAL Mail is still looking for around 560 temporary workers to help sort the Christmas mail at its Great Sankey base.

Temporary positions across a variety of shifts are available from late October through to early January. The peak of the additional temporary work will be in the busiest month of December.

The company says competitive pay and flexible working across a range of shifts are offered.

Royal Mail has been recruiting festive temporary workers since the Second World War.

The temporary recruits will help to sort Christmas parcels and cards as well as the growing amount of online shopping orders before they are taken to Delivery Offices for postmen and women to take out on their rounds.

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