Yodel is on the hunt for over 1,000 self-employed couriers across the UK, to carry out deliveries in their local neighbourhood in the run up to Christmas, with the possibility of extending their contracts into the New Year and beyond.

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Such flexible opportunities, which allow workers to fit their work around other commitments, will come as welcome news to many across the UK as new research highlights that household finances are set to come under more pressure this winter with energy companies announcing price hikes and almost a fifth of people in the UK saying they are planning to take on more debt to pay for their Christmas gifts.

In light of those findings, working as a self-employed courier could be the answer to every parent's prayers as the job will offer drivers across the country a fantastic opportunity to ease the pressures on their purse and earn extra money.

Yodel's HR Director, Gary Fisher, said: "Being a self employed courier offers the opportunity to work in your own local area, carrying out daytime and evening deliveries, while also allowing you to fit in your other commitments such as childcare and doctor’s appointments.

"The flexibility attracts a lot of people ranging from busy parents needing a job that fits around the school run, to senior citizens who enjoy the social aspect of the work, while earning extra cash for Christmas."

Michelle Guy, 39, joined Yodel as a self-employed courier in 2010. 

A busy mum with three children, Michelle lives in Newport and carries out deliveries for Yodel’s Nant Garw Service Centre.

Michelle's children are aged from three to thirteen and what she wanted was a flexible role to fit around her commitments which include looking after her children and helping her brother-in-law with the administration for his business.

When she saw the advert for self-employed couriers on a parenting website, Michelle quickly decided it was the perfect job for her.

“I didn’t want to be a stay at home mum, but I needed a flexible role that would fit in around my family and lifestyle,” explained Michelle.  “Being a courier for Yodel is perfect. You can work the deliveries around different commitments, which makes life a lot easier.”

All applicants require is their own vehicle and mobile phone, so, like Michelle, you too could be making the right decision in applying to be a courier for Yodel.

Further details can be found at: www.yodel.co.uk/about/careers.

Individuals interested in applying can call Yodel’s recruitment hotline on 0871 226 3771 (calls will be charged at national rate) to find out more and apply.

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