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Europa hire learning and development partner to encourage growth

By Sam Pither
3 August 2022

Europa Worldwide Group, the Dartford-based transport and logistics operator, has appointed a learning and development partner.

The new appointment will assist in the promotion of internal training.

Alison Flannery steps up from her role as Operations Manager with the company to the new position.

One of her first tasks will be to review Europa’s existing training portfolio and expand it across the business.

Elaine Robertson, Head of HR at Europa, said: “We are really excited that Alison in joining the team.  She will be working closely with myself, our team of HRBP’s and key stakeholders to help formulate our future requirements in L&D.  With such rapid expansion there is now an increasing need to align the learning and development goals of our four business areas; Worldwide Group, Road, Air & Sea, and Warehouse through a bespoke programme of activity.

“Alison’s Initial focus will be on upskilling our management teams using a combination of blended learning, e-learning and traditional methodologies ensuring we can reach all managers no matter where or when and later to our wider family of employees. 

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Elaine continured: “Once we have achieved these initial goals, we will focus on the next stage of creating an Academy style of learning that ensures all of our employees receive training and development from day one across a broad range of skills, knowledge and enhanced capabilities to achieve the Group’s overall growth aims. 

"Learning at Europa will become a ‘lifelong journey’, one in which employees will help steer their own course.”  

The appointment follows significant growth in the company, which has seen it recently beat its £300 million turnover target, setting it up to achieve in £400m in turnover by the end of 2023.

Alison said: “At Europa, we want all our people to succeed and to have fulfilling careers with us. Having a dedicated Learning and Development resource in place means we can maximise the training opportunities available and encourage more buy-in.

“We have some fantastic people in the business who are already great managers. What we now need to do is help them get the very best out of their teams. The next step is about creating the right environment for everyone to learn, grow and thrive. It’s a real privilege to have been given this opportunity, and I am genuinely excited about the prospect.”

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