Parcel sorters work, unsurprisingly from the title, in and around the organisation of large packets and parcels. The majority of the work will entail the unloading of large vehicles and moving parcels to the correct location so that they can be delivered to the recipient or the next warehouse or office for sorting.
When looking for the ideal parcel sorters, recruitment agencies will look for potential staff members who have experience of working the mail industry. There are no formal qualifications for parcel sorters so a good track record would be desirable as well as a hard working attitude and ability to work well in a team.
Employment as a parcel sorter may well be suitable for applicants who are confident carrying large loads from one place to another and are fairly physical. If individuals are not comfortable working a warehouse environment then a career in parcel sorting may not be suitable.
There is at present no national shortage of parcel sorters and no average wage information is available. Typical employers would include the likes of Royal Mail and UPS but there is also a plethora of smaller companies in existence around the United Kingdom.