The third and last group of apprentices from across 17 electronic security systems companies throughout the UK have returned from a EU fully-funded work experience programme to Denmark,
The programme was the first to be funded through the Leonardo Mobility Programme for Skills for Security and 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 gave 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 stayed in Danhostel Amager youth hostel, with their accompanying adult John Stanton, and worked alongside Bravida’s engineers in the Copenhagen area.
Some of the feedback received:-
John Stanton, Group 3 Accompanying Adult, said: “A great opportunity for apprentices to gain experience in the way other counties carry out the same duties that are done in England. The apprentices have gained valuable experience and knowledge which they can use to develop their own skills. Bravida made us very welcome and were eager to share their experiences with our apprentices. They were also keen to learn how we did the job back in England.
“The apprentices did themselves and their companies proud. We all would like to thank DBI and Skills for Security for all the hard work they have put in to organise this experience”.
Saqib Iqbal , Boss Security Services, Group 3 Apprentice, said: “Had good two weeks in Denmark and working with Bravida. The engineers shared their expertise and experiences also we shared our knowledge with the Bravida engineers. Would recommend it to any groups going in the future.”