Packaging firm offering voluntary Covid tests to staff at Desborough site

“The care and safety of our employees are central to our values at VPK Packaging"

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:42 pm

A packaging firm is offering voluntary Covid tests to staff at its Desborough site.

VPK Packaging, in conjunction with the Department for Health & Social Care, is continuing to reassure its employees during the pandemic by offering voluntary lateral flow tests at its Desborough production site.

The campaign follows a recent in-house health and well-being survey which revealed that staff felt VPK Packaging has done a ‘great job in keeping them safe at work’ during the pandemic.

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VPK Packaging is offering voluntary Covid tests to staff at its Desborough site

Sonia Card, HR director UK & Ireland, said: “The care and safety of our employees are central to our values at VPK Packaging, and we are constantly looking to do the right thing by our people.

“The feedback from our health and well-being survey has been extremely encouraging and demonstrated how, as a good employer in our local communities, we have looked after every single member of the team during what has been a very challenging year.

“Offering lateral flow tests to our staff is the next step for us in ensuring continued safety during the pandemic and an important part in supporting the whole team.”

VPK Packaging is continuing to invest across all its sites and is currently recruiting a number of roles as it builds its team to meet the demand for corrugated packaging from customers across the UK.

VPK Packaging is offering voluntary Covid tests to staff at its Desborough site

As part of the VPK Group, more than 6,200 colleagues are employed in more than 65 plants in 20 countries, producing recycled paper, corrugated cardboard packaging, solid board packaging, cores and tubes.

Sonia added: “Thanks to the growing demand for our sustainable packaging we are continuing investment and expansion across our business and are looking for people to join the VPK family.

“Our website and social media have all the latest opportunities, and we welcome people to visit and to find out more about our business and hopefully join us to be part of something special.”

New career opportunities are currently available across VPK Packaging’s production sites in Desborough, Wellington, Selby, and Limerick.