Marks & Spencer will take on 20,000 seasonal staff over the festive period.

The high street giant said at least 320,000 hours would be worked each week by seasonal recruits. The largest intake will be at the chain’s Camberley store, where 262 Christmas workers will come in.

“The festive season is a really special time at M&S and last year we had over 29 million customers visit our stores in the week before Christmas,” said retail director Steve Rowe.

“That’s why we’re looking for 20,000 more friendly, motivated and enthusiastic employees to help our customers find everything they need to celebrate Christmas this year.

“We offer an excellent benefits package, and all our new recruits take part in a two-day induction training session so that they are fully-equipped to ensure our customers receive the best possible service.”

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