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12th June 2019 Issue no. 461

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European Opportunity for Fire and Security Systems Apprentices 13th July 2012

Skills for Security is inviting applications from fire and security systems apprentices who would like to undertake a fully-funded, two-week work placement in Denmark next year. This Leonardo Mobility Project is funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme and is the first of its kind in the security sector.

Three groups of 10 apprentices will travel to Copenhagen in April and June to work alongside Danish engineers, exchange ideas, learn about different working methods, enhance their skills and experience the work and social culture of Denmark.

Skills for Security has been working in partnership with the Danish Institute of Fire & Security Technology (DBI) to provide this opportunity and the apprentices will be hosted by Bravida, the leading company in Scandinavia for installation and maintenance of electrical, fire, security, plumbing and ventilation systems.

The DBI is also planning its own reciprocal programme to the UK next year, when Skills for Security will host 20 trainers from Denmark who will visit colleges and other industry partners to discover how the sector operates in the UK.

Ruth Oliver, the Leonardo Mobility Project Manager at Skills for Security said:

"Apprenticeships are important within the UK and the benefits of apprenticeships are well documented. This project will boost the skills of the individual apprentice whilst bringing benefits to employers by learning from international best practice. European placements can improve skills vital to UK employers such as technical and practical skills, communication skills, confidence and motivation."

Full details, the selection criteria and an application form are available on the Skills for Security website: www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk

Applicants must be 18 or over at the date of travel and working for their Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. The deadline for applications is Friday 14th September.

For more information about the Leonardo Mobility Programme, please visit www.leonardo.org.uk

18th July 2012

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