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What is the Rapid Career Development Programme?

This four-year programme offers school leavers the chance of a career in logistics and the opportunity to start earning whilst learning. We offer two RAPID programmes where you can build a career within road-freight, air and sea or showfreight. At the end of the programme, experienced Account Managers or Business Development Managers can earn upwards of £40,000 per year, with a company car and other benefits.

Why a career in logistics?

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 modes of transport. Our services are vital – we’re the glue that joins every bit of the supply chain together.

Our Europa Road team manages freight shipped daily to and from the UK and Europe. With a branch team of 140 we have offices across the country dedicated to a top-notch experience for our 5,000 customers, meaning goods arrive on time at the best possible price.

Our Europa Air & Sea teams manage worldwide freight, travelling by air or sea across the globe. As one of Europa’s fastest growing divisions, Europa Air & Sea is super keen to attract the brightest and the best Business Development Managers for our network of regional branches across the country.

Our Europa Showfreight team manage all parts of exhibition logistics – working with exhibitors, organisers and stand builders to transport exhibits, stands and displays to events all over the world. 


How long does it take?

Four years in total. For the first 12 months, you will embark on a journey within customer service/ operations and learn everything you need to know about the world of logistics. You will then gradually progress in to sales, where you will start to build and retain your own customer base.

What is the entry criteria?

To be eligible for the programme, Europa is looking for exceptional young people who:

  • Demonstrate intelligence, common sense, drive and ambition
  • Are strong all-rounders, but not necessarily academic
  • Are personable and team oriented
  • Are mature, balanced and sensible
  • Show some level of business orientation
  • Are focused upon building a successful career
  • Eager to learn from others
  • Minimum age of 18
We’re looking for the best candidates who will be the perfect addition to our ambitious business and we’re committed to demonstrating that a route straight into work is rewarding, sensible and exciting! We’re offering a serious alternative to University for the brightest school leavers.

Frequently Asked Questions answered by one of our first recruits on the RAPID Road programme.

Where would I be based?

At one of our network of regional Europa Road branches across the country.

How do I apply?

Complete our online form here. Applications are currently closed.

Further information

Successful applicants will be offered a local interview and the opportunity to join us on one of our unique Europa Development Days and if you are successful, you will be offered a place on our RAPID programme. 

RAPID brochure

There could be a job in our friendly and ambitious team which has your name on it

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