THE Royal Mail is hoping to recruit an extra 780 staff in the Capital to help cope with the Christmas post.
The company have launched a recruitment drive to find an estimated 18,000 temporary seasonal staff across the UK for the festive season.
They will be working in mail and distribution centres, helping to sort Christmas cards and packets before they go to around 1400 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 positions. Last year more than 70,000 people applied to work for Royal Mail over the Christmas period.
Royal Mail’s managing director of operations and modernisation, Mark Higson, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail and we plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service.”