Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Leeds and other locations
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Hermes UK, the British logistics company has announced that it is recruiting 1,500 new full-time employees including couriers and warehouse staff across the UK as well as workers at its head office in Leeds.

The company’s chief executive said the Covid-19 pandemic had given a further boost to the growth in online shopping and Hermes wanted to 'strengthen [its] infrastructure'. The company has recently opened a new depot in Nottingham, England, creating 100 jobs.

Hermes UK delivers packages on behalf of the high street, catalogue and online retailers and provides a delivery and collection service to members of the public and SMEs via doorstep collection. The company works with a network of over 10,000 couriers, the majority of whom are self-employed.



Eurofound (2020), Hermes (UK), Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101571, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101571.