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Date posted: 26th August 2015

A pioneering Teesside packaging recovery company has taken on a local graduate apprentice, following significant growth.

Since winning contracts with house hold names such as Homebase and Argos, Returnable Packaging Services (RPS) is enjoying a turnover of £2.34m, almost 30% increase since last year.

This soaring growth has enabled the business to launch a recruitment drive and 21 year old Liam Johnson is the seventh employee the forward-thinking business has employed this year, bringing its total team number to 22.

After successfully completing a one year apprentice with RPS, Liam, from Eaglescliffe, has secured a fulltime position as a fork lift driver.

Jez Norton, RPS’ site manager, said: “I’m thrilled to call Liam an official RPS employee during this crucial time for us. I’ve been working closely with Liam for 12 months now, so this is a very proud moment for me.

“Liam has matured during this process and become a conscientious part of the team. We will continue to provide training for him and help him to achieve his goals of a higher NVQ level.”

Working in conjunction with Stockton Riverside College, RPS has helped Liam achieve his NVQ Level 2 in warehousing and distribution.

Liam said: “RPS is a great place to work, I’ve had a wonderful time. I’m so pleased to be a full time employee, especially now during this exciting period!”

Speaking about the continued success of the business, Thomas Hudson, marketing manager at RPS, said: “We have grown significantly and developed the company over the last 12 months. Liam completing his apprenticeship is a good example of this.”

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