Royal Mail has launched a drive to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers to help sort the Christmas post.
Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November through to early January 2015. The peak of the additional temporary work will be in December.
Parcelforce Worldwide, is also recruiting around 2,600 extra drivers and sorting staff throughout the UK.
Around 14,000 people are needed to work in mail, distribution centres and data centres across England, 1,340 in Scotland, 560 in Wales and 550 in Northern Ireland.