Hermes’ £100m Investment

HERMES UK is looking for over 10,500 ‘parcel people’ as it invests £100 million to expand and meet the demand created during lockdown and the continuing growth in the home deliveries sector.
The company is looking for around 1,500 full-time staff, including roles at head office in Yorkshire, and throughout its UK network for drivers, warehouse operatives, managers and supervisors. There are also opportunities for another 9,000 self-employed couriers nationwide, who will have the option of becoming SE+ couriers with guaranteed holiday pay as part of Hermes’ deal with the GMB Union.
Recruitment for all roles is starting now, in advance of the busy peak season. More than £30 million has been invested in the operation this year, including the opening of an additional 90 new sub depots, acquiring new vehicles and installing new ‘customer service’ technology.
Hermes says it has already spent £8 million on PPE and seen a reduction in productivity of around 20% since the start of the lockdown, due to necessary operational changes and social distancing. However, it will not be accepting any money from the government for furloughed staff, but will instead self-fund this.

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