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Europa’s RAPID Programme Finalists At The School Leaver Awards 2020.

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There is good news for Europa Worldwide Group’s innovative RAPID Career Development Programme.

The school leaver programme has been announced as finalists in three categories, with nine nominations overall, at the prestigious School Leaver Awards 2020.

The national awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school and college leavers and help young people and their influencers make key decisions about their career.

Europa’s initiative, known as its RAPID Career Development Programme was the brainchild of its Managing Director Andrew Baxter. It gives young people with ambition, drive and determination the opportunity to become future leaders at the leading logistics company.

Europa Worldwide Group employs more than 950 people across its divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Warehouse, Europa Showfreight, and Europa Contact Centre.

Following its success, Europa’s RAPID Programme has been selected as finalists in three different categories for The School Leaver Awards including the ‘Headline’, ‘Category’ and ‘Industry’ Awards, with a total of nine nominations overall, including: Best School Leaver Programme, Best for Career Progression, Best Company Culture and Top Employer – Transport & Logistics.

Carl Potter, Central Services Director comments

“Though the programme is currently paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s great to see our RAPID scheme being recognised.

“RAPID was designed by Europa to unlock a passion for logistics amongst the current generation of school leavers and we’re genuinely committed to finding our future leaders – be that in Road, Air and Sea, Showfreight or Logistics.”

The full list of School Leaver Awards Europa’s RAPID programme has been nominated for are: Headline Awards (Top Employer for School Leavers, Best School Leaver Programme, Top Employer – Small School Leaver Intake); Category Awards (Best Training, Best for Career Progression, Best for Level of Responsibility, Best Team Relationship, Best Company Culture); Industry Awards (Top Employer – Transport & Logistics).

The awards will be announced at The School Leaver Awards, which will be held on Thursday 3rd September in London.

This year, Europa featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 as one of the fastest growing privately-owned mid-market businesses in the UK and is set to open its largest facility to date, a £60m ‘best in class’ 3PL logistics facility in Corby, Northants, this summer.