Borders and Coastguard Agency Recruits

Photo Recruit School 2018 (L to R) Data Protection Officer William Recagno, BCO Angelo Lavagna, BCO Janelle Franco, Chief Executive Officer Aaron Chipol, BCO Kheizah Avellano, BCO Philip Bruzon, Training Officer Michael Baldacchino.

The Borders and Coastguard Agency (BCA) are pleased to announce the successful completion of the training programme by 4 new recruits (Angelo Lavagna, Janelle Franco, Kheizah Avellano and Philip Bruzon).

The training period consisted of a 6-week programme, which was designed to cover a wide range of issues to prepare the recruits for life as a Borders and Coastguard Officer.

The topics, covered by Andrew Victor, Michael Baldacchino and William Recagno of the Borders and Coastguard Training & Compliance Department included courses on a Department of Transport (DfT) approved Aviation Ground Security Operative and Immigration. The recruits have also been tasked with on the job training in order to be exposed to what will be their daily duties once their training was successfully completed.

Speaking upon the completion of their training programme, the recently appointed CEO of the Borders and Coastguard Agency, Aaron Chipol, has shown his delight at the level of commitment and willingness to learn demonstrated during the past 6 weeks. “The Borders and Coastguard Agency plays an important role in securing the safety of Gibraltar through our various entry and exit points. Through the successful completion of this latest training programme, our new Officers will be added to our very professional and hard-working roster.”