Yodel is bolstering its ranks for what it expects to be a busy festive period with a call for 4,000 new staff.

The delivery firm predicts it will handle over 200m parcels this year following the dramatic growth in e-commerce in recent years.

Its latest recruitment drive offers positions for employed and self-employed couriers, day and night parcel sorters and team managers, across its network sites.

Mike Hancox, Yodel CEO, said: “Christmas is always our busiest time of the year, but with 2022 bringing additional World Cup related shopping, we’re anticipating a festive season like never before.

“There are a variety of roles available, with many presenting an opportunity to grow into long-term careers.”