Europa Worldwide

UK haulier and freight forwarder Europa Worldwide has announced plans to hire 40 customs clearance and operational staff at its 1Hub HQ in Dartford before the 29 March Brexit deadline.

The company said it was seeking to fill “permanent and temporary-to-permanent roles”, which would include “advisers with strong customs clearance experience to run a team of operations staff”.

It added: “They will also be on hand to guide Europa’s customers through the complex customs process in the event of a no deal Brexit.”

Mark Chopping, internal recruitment and acquisitions manager at Europa, added that the uncertainty over Brexit had added considerable complexity to its recruitment drive.

“We’re having to plan for vastly different outcomes – we can’t afford not to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, but if a last-minute deal is made we might no longer need the roles we’re recruiting for.

“We’re dealing with this challenge by being completely transparent throughout the recruitment process, making sure all candidates are fully aware of the possible outcomes. There will be incentives for all our permanent recruits in the event that their role does not continue.”

But he added: “With the growth Europa has seen over the last few years, we also anticipate that we’ll have room for people to be redeployed to other areas of the business.”

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