Placements will be in different Port Authority departments and are aimed at young residents in the riverside towns
For the fifth year running, the Port and River of Bilbao Foundation is offering its “Work Experience Placements Programme” which will be developed in the different departments of the Port Authority of Bilbao, within the cooperation framework of the board of trustees. Ten places will be offered to young university graduates, and young qualified students from the different Higher Vocational Training cycles under the age of 30. They must all be unemployed, have no qualified work experience related to their training, nor have benefitted from previous work placements, as set out in the Novia Salcedo Trust requirements (which deals with scholarships of this type).
All the practicals will be financed by the Port and River of Bilbao Foundation. Successful applicants must be registered as residents in one of the nine riverside towns forming the Foundation’s Board of Trustees (Bilbao, Erandio, Leioa, Getxo, Barakaldo, Sestao, Portugalete, Santurtzi and Zierbena).
The closing date for applications is 7 October and placements will commence on 28 October. Scholarships will be for eight months, longer than in previous years so as to give candidates more adequate training, and the selection process will be undertaken by the Novia Salcedo Foundation. Practicals will be for 25 hours a week from Monday to Friday in the mornings.
The bases and specific offers for each functional area are available on the webpages of the riverside towns, and on the Foundation’s website.
The Port and River of Bilbao Foundation comprises the nine riverside towns: Barakaldo, Bilbao, Erandio, Getxo, Leioa,
Portugalete, Santurtzi, Sestao and Zierbena, as well as the Port Authority of Bilbao, besides having the support of some twenty companies and entities involved in port activity.
Its main objective is to promote and develop general interest plans and actions within a wide socio-cultural and recreational framework that will bring greater knowledge of the historic and present relevance of the Port of Bilbao, and of the River of Bilbao itself, in the economic and social development and the integration of the riverside towns, in addition to innovation projects and initiatives in the port sector.
The Foundation’s activities are geared towards encouraging and developing lines of research; organising seminars, sector meetings and training courses within the sectors involved in port and municipal life; granting scholarships and aid for training in the port field; carrying out study projects on port services; taking part in fairs, seminars and other forums; cooperating with and sponsoring social, cultural and sporting activities; encouraging cooperation among different administrations, entities and/or other agencies in the sector, and cooperating with other non-profit making organisations in the field.