TNT Post, the UK’s largest private postal operator has announced that it is to create over 1000 new jobs in Greater Manchester in November with the launch of its postal delivery service.
The news has been welcomed by Tim Newns of MIDAS who said that he was delighted that TNT Post had chosen Greater Manchester for the next phase of its delivery service rollout which will bring many new jobs to the region.
MIDAS has been working with the postal company over the past year to help develop its delivery infrastructure, including finding the 11 delivery units the company will open in Manchester, Trafford, Salford, Wigan and Bury which will enable the company to deliver to all households and businesses within the M postcode.
TNT Post is actively recruiting in the region with the support of Job Centre Plus and Avanta. The company has also used its own Pre- Employment Training course which establishes a candidate’s suitability for the role and has seen over 600 candidates so far. The company is passionate about helping the long term and youth unemployed into work and has had excellent feedback on its success in London where it has been operating its delivery service since April 2012.
The nature of the job roles on offer varies from Posties to back office support. The flexible nature of the work makes the jobs ideal for local residents, including women returning to work, second jobbers, those balancing childcare commitments and school/college leavers.
The new delivery service will operate alongside the traditional Royal Mail postman but the TNT Post Postie will complete their deliveries using bicycles. In addition, for the first time every letter is scanned, with a track and trace service, which will help provide a high quality of customer service.
TNT Post has had dedicated operations in the North West for many years and has a distribution and sorting centre in Warrington where the sorting of mail for the new service will take place.
Nick Wells, CEO TNT Post said:
“We are passionate about creating new job opportunities for the people of Greater Manchester and delighted to make this announcement. The postal industry is undergoing great change and I am proud that TNT Post is able to create new jobs for people who need them and also to provide career opportunities for those who want to progress in a growing company.
“We are a dynamic company with motivated people working to provide great customer service. Our commitment to training and development will not only benefit TNT Post employees, but also the wider business community as our Posties progress their career with us or look for new opportunities within other businesses.”
Minister for Employment Mark Hoban said: “I was delighted to hear that TNT Post are to create more than 1000 new jobs in Greater Manchester. Their record of offering opportunities to young people and long term unemployed is impressive, and I welcome the fact that they will be working closely with Jobcentre Plus and the Work Programme to fill these vacancies.”
Tim Newns, chief executive of MIDAS said: “I’m delighted that TNT Post has chosen to invest in Greater Manchester, in a development which will a have hugely positive impact on economic growth and job creation across nine out of the ten local authorities. TNT Post has championed innovation in the industry and it is testament to the strength of our logistics sector that Greater Manchester has been chosen as the first region outside of London to receive this investment. I wish the company a warm welcome to Manchester and MIDAS will continue to provide support for the project as it develops.”
Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “This scale of investment and job creation in and around Manchester is always welcome and it’s pleasing that TNT Post has decided to launch a major Greater Manchester operation. Their approach to recruitment, especially in reaching out to the long-term unemployed and younger people, is commendable.”
Barbara Spicer, Chief Executive, Salford City Council and board member for Greater Manchester Combine Authority said:
“This is a fantastic development and I think I can speak on behalf of all local authorities when I say that this is exactly the type of investment that we need to be encouraging in our region.
“Unemployment continues to be a considerable issue in Greater Manchester and I am thrilled to learn that TNT Post will be creating up to 1,200 jobs, making a significant investment in the skills system and engaging with important schemes like Welfare to Work. As a commissioner for UKCES I’m particularly impressed by TNT Post’s record for taking on people with little or no qualifications and equipping them with the skills they need to participate fully in the modern economy and achieve their true potential.”
About TNT Post
TNT Postis the second largestUKpostal company and has the resources to deliver both addressed and unaddressed items. It currently handles more than 300 million items a month.
Since the liberalisation of theUKpostal market on 1st January 2006, TNT Post has continued to impress businesses and public sector organisations in theUKwith its innovative, sophisticated mailing services that bring unrivalled value and flexibility to clients. TNT Post’s high profile wins in the addressed mail market include BT and Sky.
TNT Post began its own end-to-end delivery service in April 2012 in West London. Following the success of the trial, it has since extended its operations to South West London, with the intention of creating a Nationwide delivery network to households across the UK by 2015. The company has created over 1000 jobs in London and aims to create 20,000 in the next 5 years.
TNT Post has in a short period of time impressed businesses and public sector organisations with its innovation, high-level service approach and cutting-edge technology investments. It has achieved some significant wins across sectors such as banking, utilities, leisure and media.
TNT Post, formerly TNT Mail, was established in early 2003 and signed its downstream access agreement in April 2004 and began operations in late August 2004. Since its launch, it has developed a number of products for customers including Premier, Premier Sort and PremierSort Flex. For more information on these services please visit www.tntpost.co.uk.