County Durham mailing firm MetroMail in New Year recruitment drive

The new jobs are in management, technical and commercial roles at the Seaham-based facility

MetroMail Managing Director Alan Purvis at the company's Seaham facility
MetroMail Managing Director Alan Purvis at the company's Seaham facility

A North East mailing house is creating at least 10 jobs including two apprenticeships after continuing to grow the business.

MetroMail was founded more than 25 years ago and in 2010 moved from its base in Peterlee to a 140,000sqft facility in Seaham, marking a significant expansion for the company as it invested millions of pounds in the latest industry technology.

The firm delivers services including mailing, laser printing, poly wrapping and data management to clients across a diverse range of sectors, particularly mail order and financial services, handling up to one million pieces of mail every day.

MetroMail already employs 220 people at its facility at Fox Cover Enterprise Park in Seaham, but after attracting new clients, seeing output increase and planning a pipeline of new innovations, the firm is swelling its ranks with 10 positions now and further planned recruitment later in the year.

Some of the MetroMail staff at the Seaham facility
Some of the MetroMail staff at the Seaham facility

The positions being created include management, technical and commercial roles.

Managing director Alan Purvis said: “Every year we’ve seen our business grow and we’re now in the position where we need to add to our workforce in several key areas of the company to ensure further growth in 2015.

“We’re also committed to our talent attraction programme where we look to bring young people with real potential into the business, who can we can train and invest in. So as well as the recruitment of people with experience, we’ll be appointing two apprentices, one in administration and one engineer.

“Both are really exciting positions for the right person. I started my career as an apprentice so it is something I am passionate about being able to do.

“Since moving to this larger facility in Seaham, we’ve really been able to push forward with our growth plans and that’s reflected our financial results. Next year we’re aiming for even greater things and have some exciting announcements which will take the business to the next level.”


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