Placements will be in different Port Authority departments and are aimed at young people from the riverside towns
For the fourth year running, the Port and River of Bilbao Foundation is promoting 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. Fifteen 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, as set out in the Novia Salcedo Trust requirements (which deals with this type of scholarships). In addition, the scholarships are open to both students registered in the second year of the Higher Vocational Training Cycle from centres belonging to Ikaslan, the Association coordinating the Public Vocational Training Centres of Biscay, and also in the Vocational Training Centre of Somorrostro respectively.
All applicants must be registered in one of the nine riverside towns forming the Foundation’s Board of Trustees (Bilbao, Erandio, Leioa, Getxo, Barakaldo, Sestao, Portugalete, Santurtzi and Zierbena).
Closing dates for applications from Dual Vocational Training students and for graduates are 30 June and 5 September respectively.
Scholarships will be for six months for university graduates, and the selection process will be undertaken by the Novia Salcedo Foundation. With regard to Higher Grade Vocational Training cycle students, scholarships will be for a period of 800 hours and the management and pre- selection process of applications will be carried out by the Association of the Public Vocational Training Centres of Biscay (Ikaslán) together with the Vocational Training Centre of Somorrostro.
The bases and specific offers for each functional area are
available on the webpages of the above-mentioned towns, and on the Foundation’s website – (www.fundazioa.bilbaoport.eus).
The aim of the Port and River of Bilbao Foundation 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 history of Biscay and the integration of the riverside towns.
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.