A PARCEL delivery company is looking for over 140 couriers to cover the Bradford district.

Evri plans to create 5,000 UK jobs in the build-up to the busy Christmas period, which starts from Black Friday in November. 

In Bradford, the company is looking for 142 couriers - who each typically earn around £16 per hour and have the flexibility of delivering parcels any time between 8am and 8pm.

Couriers often deliver in their local area, within familiar surroundings, and usually not too far from home.

Evri has invested £45 million in preparation for the period, to expand its capacity to meet the demand created by people shopping online.

Throughout the summer months, the business delivered around 2.5 million parcels a day and is prepared to deliver around 4 million a day in the run-up to Christmas.

The 5,000 roles will be based either at the head office in Yorkshire, at one of its sites across the UK, remotely, or on the road.

Roles include warehouse operatives, supervisors, managers, van drivers and couriers.

Gary Robinson, Director of Couriers and Final Mile at Evri, said: “As we head into our busiest period, we’re embarking on our biggest recruitment drive of the year.

"We’ve made it easy to submit an application, attend an introductory call with the local Community Delivery Manager and then begin training.

"We’ve seen couriers start at Christmas time and they’re still enjoying delivering for Evri 20 years later!”

To find out more, visit: www.beacourier.co.uk