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Campaign to fill vacancies at major employer in Wellington

Campaign to fill vacancies at major employer in Wellington

A RECRUITMENT campaign has been launched by one of Wellington’s largest employers.

VPK Packaging Ltd, operating from the former Co-op regional distribution center on the Chelston Business Park, has distributed flyers door-to-door in Wellington announcing vacancies.

The leaflets, delivered by Royal Mail, announced to residents that ‘we’re hiring’ and said the company could offer ‘immediate start’ to production and warehouse operators, forklift drivers and shift workers.

The company, formerly known as Rigid Containers Ltd, also said it was looking for two mechanical/electrical apprentice engineers to start in the summer of this year.

Founded in 1935, Belgium-based VPK is a leading international supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, producing corrugated board, solid board, cores and corner protectors.

The VPK recruitment folder was delivered door to door in Wellington. ( )

It has more than 6,400 employees in 70 factories in 20 countries, including two others in the UK and four in Ireland, and a turnover of £1.55 billion in 2021, up 28 per cent on the previous year, with a net operating profit of £1.55 billion. 77.7 million.

The Wellington site has invested £75 million in a warehouse extension and state-of-the-art machinery.

In its recruiting literature, the company said, “We strongly believe in advancing our employees internally whenever possible and have many employees in management positions who have progressed internally in those positions.”

The company said 2023 is ‘going to be a busy and exciting year’ and so it was looking for ‘talented individuals’ to join VPK and ‘play a vital role in Wellington’s success’.

It said the Wellington site continued to grow and was a ‘growing part of our state-of-the-art portfolio of corrugated packaging manufacturing facilities’.

The Wellington Weekly has asked VPK to comment on the recruitment campaign.

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