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RNLI attends Glasgow’s largest skills, career and apprenticeship event

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI employees and volunteers attended Skills Scotland in Glasgow this week to engage with 4,000 young people from across the country to share prospective RNLI opportunities and key water safety messaging.

RNLI/Laura Erskine

RNLI staff and volunteers at the Skills Scotland event

The RNLI in Scotland was represented at the event by three key teams: Water Safety, Engineering and Apprenticeships.

Laura Erskine, Water Safety Education Manager at the RNLI, said: ‘We were delighted to attend the Skills Scotland event in Glasgow this year. It was a fantastic opportunity to engage with young people from across the country and share vital water safety messaging with them, as well as discuss our engineering and apprenticeship opportunities.’

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