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Seven new recruits for Borders and Coastguard Agency

RECRUIT SCHOOL 2020: (Back Row) Training Officer Nicholas Balbuena (Middle Row L to R) BCO Steven Link, BCO Michael Ballester, BCO Amy Fortunato, BCO Felix Formica-Corsi, BCO Samara Tavares (Front Row L to R) BCO Allan Matto, Chief Executive Officer Aaron Chipol, Compliance Manager William Recagno, BCO Billie Jean Marin.

Seven new recruits of the Borders and Coastguard Agency have successfully completed their training programme.

The training period commenced in early March 2020 but was suspended as the Officers were seconded to assist with Covid-19 related activities.

Upon their recent return, the recruits undertook further refresher and on-the-job training on immigration to reinforce their learnings prior to their secondment.

This year’s training programme was imparted by the Agency’s Compliance Manager William Recagno, together with the Training Department’s Andrew Victor, Michael Baldacchino and recent addition to the team, Nicholas Balbuena.

Upon the completion of their training programme, Aaron Chipol, the Borders and Coastguard Agency’s CEO, said he was delighted with the new recruits.

He added: “Taking into account the nature of the recent COVID pandemic I am pleased that our new recruits have been able to help as well as keeping their determination to complete the training programme.”

“We now have a further compliment of Officers who will now be able to play their role in securing the safety of Gibraltar through our various entry and exit points. I congratulate each and every one of these Officers and welcome them into the Borders and Coastguard Agency.”