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

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Logistics firm DPD has announced plans to create 700 new jobs in response to increased demand. The roles will be for weekend drivers in response to a 40% demand increase during 2017, which has been fuelled by the demand for next day delivery. Weekend deliveries are increasingly popular with customers who want to ensure that they are at home to receive their goods. The company also said that it has created 100 new jobs in its warehouse network to manage the higher demand. There is no information available as to when the new jobs are expected to be filled.


  • 27 April 2018: Drapers
  • 26 April 2018: Logistics Manager


Eurofound (2018), DPD, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94163, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94163.