Europa drives recruitment forward with new role

Leading logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, continues to focus on business growth and expansion, showcased by its latest promotion.

Vanita Dass-Puri takes on the new role of Head of Recruitment to further expand the network and calibre of individuals working all of its operations.

Europa Worldwide Group has six divisions – Road, Air & Sea, Showfreight, Warehouse, Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers and has featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for three years running. The pioneering logistics firm recently celebrated its 1000th employee and continues to grow.

Since joining the business in 2017 as Internal Recruitment and Acquisition Manager, Vanita has played a vital role growing teams across the business.

Internal career development has long been a priority for Europa, by nurturing the talent of its team and recruiting and promoting from within. Employees are encouraged to progress through training, allowing them to enhance their skills.

Vanita led a small team, (during lockdown in March 2020) to recruit a brand-new team of 120 to facilitate the opening of Europa Warehouse’s new state-of-the-art 715,000 sq. ft facility in Corby.
As the new Head of Recruitment, based at Europa’s Dartford headquarters, Vanita is set to continue to drive forward Europa’s recruitment programme, focusing on building the team to support Europa Road’s frictionless trade service as well as re-launching the Rapid Career Development Programme, for school leavers and graduates.

Vanita Dass-Puri said: “I’m really excited and honoured to be taking up my new role and leading the recruitment department (a team of five) and I look forward to us attracting talented individuals who are passionate across all areas of logistics to grow the business.”

Ian Kirkpatrick, Central Services Director at Europa Worldwide Group said: “We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Vanita to Head of Recruitment. Despite the challenges of the past year, we are continuing to focus on driving growth within the business as part of our commitment to investing in people, developing in-house talent, and encouraging progression.
“This is just one of the ways we are reviewing our internal structures to ensure we continue to expand and progress to provide the best service for our customers. Recruitment will be a real focus for us in 2021 and we look forward to expanding the Europa team.”

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