Training

Training for members of the European Standing Corps will be conducted fully or partly within the probationary period. The training aims to ensure that members of the European Standing Corps have the necessary theoretical and practical competences, including in relation to the prevention of violence and use of force, to operate in a unitary manner in any particular operational area, fully enforcing the provisions of the Schengen Borders Code at the same time respecting fundamental rights in all actions. The basic training lasts six months and takes place in one or more training institutions across EU Member States/Schengen Associated Countries.

The basic training constitutes an integral part of the probationary period. This means that the contract of employment will be confirmed only after receiving a positive assessment of a number of training modules. Details of the performance assessment will be provided at the beginning of the training.

Upon successful completion of basic training, European Standing Corps officers may enter specialised training, following their individual learning map according to recognised prior learning and strengths identified during basic training. As part of personal development, fostering a career within the European Border and Coast Guard Standing Corps, successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to receive additional training in for example:

  • Countering different types of cross-border crime;
  • Document, identity and vehicle checks;
  • Return-related activities;
  • Cultural mediation;
  • Logistics and supply chain management;
  • Safety, security and health;
  • Conducting training for new recruits.

Skills will be further developed by working in a multicultural and multilingual environment, being deployed at the external borders of the EU/Schengen Associated Countries and in Third Countries, with the possibility of rotating between border management, migration management support and return teams.

The training will take place under the patronage and supervision of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The working language is English. Therefore, all elements of the training programme, such as the training material, lectures, and tests will be conducted in English. No interpretation will be provided.

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