VPZ recruitment drive to bring 1000 new jobs to the UK

By July 1, 2019Members' News

VPZ has announced that it looking to attract 1000 new staff throughout the country.

The UK’s leading vaping specialist has launched the recruitment drive as forges ahead with plans to open 200 new stores across the UK over the next three years.

Ranked by the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Top 100 as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, VPZ is searching for ambitious talent that can become the future innovators of its business.

Headquartered in Edinburgh with 125 stores throughout the country, VPZ has established an end-to-end operation, spanning product development, distribution and retail.

Opportunities range from retail staff, marketing and sales staff to manufacturing, finance and flavour mixologists.

Doug Mutter, Director at VPZ, said: “We are a people business, developing products that respond to the needs of our customers and bringing a personalised experience that educates on the evidence-based health benefits of vaping.

“As we forge ahead with our rapid ambitions for growth, we are looking for energetic and enthusiastic talent to join us and make a real impact in a truly disruptive business space.

“Opportunities span across the whole of the UK and our business operations as we maintain our focus of helping more smokers realise the health benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.”

The recruitment drive has been announced as mounting evidence shows that vaping could become a key weapon in the NHS’s stop smoking strategy.

Public Health England estimates that vaping is 95 per cent less harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes. Latest figures also show that approximately 2million people in the UK have already quit smoking by switching to vaping, with 500,000 more presently trying to switch. Furthermore, Cancer Research UK estimates that there are currently 9.4million smokers in the UK who can still potentially switch to vaping.

Doug Mutter, VPZ Director, said: “Vaping represents a huge public health opportunity and the market will continue to grow as increasing numbers of smokers recognise its effectiveness in helping people to quit smoking.

“As we grow our footprint and staff numbers, we will continue to invest heavily in our people strategy to bring an unrivalled experience to our growing customer base and truly cement our position as the UK’s leading vaping specialist.”