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Max, europas first school leaver on its RCDP Rapid Career d Development Programme

First school leaver programme launched by Europa – RCDP

We’ve launched our first school leaver programme. The new Rapid Career Development Programme (RCDP) has been created to recruit passionate people straight from school and aims to recruits 30 school leavers.

The first successful recruit is 18-year-old Max Holbrook who joined our Nottingham Europa Road branch in Colwick Quays Business Park. Max excelled through a rigorous application process.

30 school leavers wanted

Our Rapid Career Development Programme, is the brainchild of our Managing Director Andrew Baxter.
Andrew’s aim is recruit 30 enthusiastic individuals straight from school who will then be trained and guided to become future leaders of the business.
Our goal is to appeal to highly ambitious and focused individuals who are keen to learn and earn, hit the ground running and to start progressing up the career ladder.

First recruit is doing well

Branch and Sales Director at Europa Dionne Redpath said: “We’re delighted that Max has become the first appointment on our unique RCDP. He really impressed at interview and demonstrates a natural flair already!
“This is a career jumpstart programme – learning on the job from our experienced Account Managers. The three-year programme will see Max progress from a junior/ trainee to experienced Account Manager, with a company car phone and laptop plus annual performance related bonuses.
“This sort of opportunity for school leavers is rare and we’re thrilled to be leading the way in piloting such an exciting and dynamic initiative.”

Leading by example

Our own management team have some inspiring success stories of starting at a junior level and working their way up to Director level.
Andrew Baxter added: “I’m a passionate advocate of learning on the job and gaining experience in your chosen career path without the burden of starting a career in debt. I personally didn’t go to university and started work straight from school. Today I’m directing an international business, employing 900 staff on course to exceed £220m turnover.
“We launched this programme – to find the young people out there who have the same drive and passion as myself and our senior team.”

Learning every day

Max, who joined Europa Road in August – is part of a team of eight in Nottingham and is being mentored by its branch manager Joe Partner. Max added: “This is a great opportunity, I feel like I’m learning every day – this isn’t an apprenticeship it’s more unique, and I’m glad to be part of such a great.
“I knew in the sixth form that University wasn’t the best option for me, I worked in retail whilst I was at school and wanted to get into a career straightaway rather than stay in education. I find it’s much better to learn hands-on especially with an experienced company in an ever-growing industry.”

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’s 13 other UK branches this year.

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