NORTHAMPTON school leavers are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the leaders of the future at the UK's largest independent freight forwarder, Europa Worldwide Group.
A representative from Europa has already visited six schools including Abbeyfield Sixth Form in Mere Way, Kingsthorpe College in Boughton Green Road, Northampton Academy in Booth Lane, Northampton School for Boys in Billing Road, Caroline Chisholm School in Wooldale Road and Malcolm Arnold Academy in Trinity Avenue to introduce the programme to potential candidates who have until mid-July to apply.
Europa has just launched its Rapid Career Development Programme (RCDP) which has been created to recruit passionate people straight from school who will ultimately earn upwards of £40,000 per year with a company car and other benefits.
The £180m turnover specialist road, air and sea and warehouse operator employs 900 staff across 16 sites in the UK including Northampton, plus Belgium, Czech Republic and Hong Kong.
Europa Road's Northampton Branch Manager, Mitch Clarke, said he was looking forward to meeting the 'brightest and best' students the schools had to offer to join his fast paced and ambitious team based at Grange Park.
He said: "Think about the clothes you wear, the car you drive, the stuff you use every day - it all needs transporting from somewhere. This is what Europa does - it's very likely that you're wearing something right now that has travelled across Europe on one of our trucks. Our services are vital - we're the glue that joins every bit of the supply chain together.
"We're looking forward to seeing what potential candidates these local schools have to offer and with training and guidance, transform our students into the future of Europa."
The initiative was designed and shaped by Europa's Managing Director Andrew Baxter, who believes 'earning while you learn' is a sure-fire way to quickly progress up the career ladder, without being saddled with thousands of pounds of university debt. Andrew took the direct route into the haulage industry himself, working for his family business from the age of 18 - and is now at the helm of the UK's fastest growing independent leader in logistics.
The aim of the RCDP is to attract young people who are savvy, full of common sense and eager to learn - with the pilot set to be rolled out to Europa Road's13 other UK branches this year.
Europa Worldwide Group is a specialist road, air and sea and warehouse operator which employs 900 staff across its 16 sites in the UK plus Belgium, Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Europa has ambitious plans to expand to a £400m turnover operator in the next four years through a combination of organic growth and further acquisitions.
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