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18th September 2019 Issue no. 475
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Skills for Security sends Security Systems Apprentices to Denmark
Two groups of apprentices from various UK Electronic Security Systems companies will be leaving the UK during April on a EU fully funded work experience programme to Denmark, the first such programme funded through the Leonardo Mobility Programme for Skills for Security. This has been in collaboration with the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology, Bravida, the leading systems installation company in Scandinavia, and the Leonardo da Vinci National Agency.
The 14 day programme in Copenhagen, Denmark will give participants the opportunity to experience operational practices overseas and participate in activities to enhance and develop their skills in the installation of security systems. They will stay in the city youth hostel, with an accompanying adult, and will be working alongside Bravida's engineers in the Copenhagen area.
Ruth Oliver, Head of Skills and Standards at Skills for Security says "The Leonardo Mobility Programme offers apprentices an excellent opportunity to work in another EU country whilst enhancing skills, exchanging ideas and experiencing another EU culture."
The participants attended a pre departure briefing held by Skills for Security in Worcester prior to their departure where the aims of the Leonardo Mobility programme; to improve and update skills, share knowledge and experience, create contacts, promote continuous training, and diffuse knowledge were explained to the participants.
A buffet lunch was kindly sponsored by Cooper Security, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire. Whilst Susan Smith, Operations Manager at Nova Security, Abington, Northampton provided an excellent cultural overview of Denmark with a light hearted, useful language training session. Ruth Oliver encouraged the participants to take maximum advantage from this visit and to disseminate the knowledge they obtain amongst their colleagues on return to their place of work.
The participants in these visits are:
Aaron Noble, King Security Systems; Jake Stevenson, PWP Fire & Security Ltd; Joshua Reynolds, Mitie Fire & Security Systems Ltd; Nicholas Facer, Kings Security Systems; Quincy Poyser, Protec Fire Detection Plc; Stuart Bates, Protec Fire Detection Plc; Thomas Laycock, Kings Security Systems; Thomas Parker, VSG; Ben Ashley, Solutions SK; Kyle Hesketh, EFT Systems Ltd; Luke Fox, CTM Fire & Security Ltd; Luke Preston, CIA Fire & Security Ltd; Matthew Palmer, 1st Class Fire Protection Ltd; Ross Leader, Allgood Trio Ltd; Cedric Laubscher; Grffin Fire; Kieron Lees, CIA Fire & Security Ltd; James Raynor, EFT Systems Ltd; Stuart Mackenzie, EFT Systems Ltd.
A further group of 9 apprentices will be departing in June.
3rd April 2013