ShipCon Limassol Ltd. (PIC number: 986558774) is a dynamic and fast growing company with emphasis on EU research funded projects and vocational and education training (VET). ShipCon strength lies on the expertise of its core team and the partnership with multi-national associates from all over Europe and beyond.

Shipcon can host VET learners and accompanying staff for two weeks or more in the following fields:

  1. Environment – technology innovation, protection of the environment;
  2. Business & Administration– business administrative services, marketing, office management, retail management, entrepreneurship, economy, analysis;
  3. Hospitality & Tourism – hospitality management & services;
  4. Computing– computer networking, computer programming, computer repair, information technology, computer science;
  5. Creative industries– commercial art, advertising, fashion design, graphic arts, mass media, new media arts;
  6. Gastronomy– culinary arts, food preparation, pastry arts;
  7. Mechanical/Electrical–compressor design, vibration, pulsation, machining, welding, electrical protection, high voltage;
  8. Marine (including Oil &Gas) – marine technology, offshore, HSSE, First Aid;
  9. Aviation –gas turbines technology;

The program includes:

  1. Transfer to and from the airport;
  2. Full board accommodation;
  3. Introduction seminar;
  4. Work orientation sessions;*
  5. Cultural activities;*
  6. Tutoring and mentoring;
  7. Monitoring and evaluation;
  8. Europass Mobility.

Work orientation sessions* they are usually carried our during morning hours. The exact amount of hours per day will be decided in collaboration with the sending institution and the accompanying staff; however, it is normal practice for VET learners to have 2-3 hours work sessions per week day.

Cultural activities*there will be two cultural trips during a two week period mobility for VET learners & staff.


Vocational English/combination traineeship:


ShipCon’s latest innovation in the provision of VET services is the offering of traineeships on Vocational English or in combination with professional training in the respective field. In this way, VET students have the opportunity to get hands on experience in their field of study while at the same time improving their technical English language skills in any of the fields seen below.

    1. Business English (for students in business, management, administration, etc.)
    2. Tourism English (for students in tourism, hospitality management/services, culinary etc.)
    3. Health services (for students in nursing, health related industries, physiotherapists, etc.)
    4. Engineering (mechanical/electrical, construction, maintenance engineering, etc.)
    5. Marine/Oil & Gas (marine sciences, marine engineering, naval, etc.)
    6. Economics (banking, finance, etc.)
    7. Information Technology (IT related fields)


What VET activities are possible?


Learner mobility

  • VET traineeship– Learners can take part in a traineeship abroad lasting up to 12 months. They can spend time in a work place to gain real life experience or at a VET school where they will also spend time in industry or with another relevant organisation or enterprise. Each project can last either one or two years and organisations can apply for funding to support the mobility activities. The duration of the traineeship placement can be between two weeks and twelve months.

Staff mobility

  • Staff training– staff can undertake professional development opportunities in the form of a work placement or job shadowing/observation period abroad in an enterprise or other VET organisation.



VET traineeships with ShipCon


  • Accredited VET training provider by Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA)
  • Accredited training provider from International accreditation bodies (NEBOSH, OPITO)
  • More than 10 years’ experience in Life Long Learning programmes (LLP) and Erasmus+
  • High calibre and experienced trainers, administrative staff & tutors
  • Tailor-made quality VET traineeships that suit the needs & requirements of VET students & staff
  • Traineeships in one of the safest EU countries where English is widely spoken (Cyprus)
  • Excellent climate throughout the year, high quality tourist & leisure facilities, millennia of culture & art.


VET traineeships in Cyprus


Cyprus combines some unique characteristics which cannot be easily found in many EU countries and which ensure that VET traineeships & staff will have an invaluable & wonderful experience during their mobility in Cyprus. Some of these can be summarised below.

  • Security and safety
  • Excellent Educational Institutions
  • Multicultural
  • High quality tourist & leisure facilities year round
  • Millennia of culture, history and art
  • Fabulous weather
  • Hospitality
  • Gastronomy
  • Quality of air and sea

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Places where ShipCon VET traineeships take place




The Municipality of Limassol which was established in 1878 is the largest Municipality in Cyprus, its population reaching 150.000 inhabitants.

Today’s Limassol is the business and financial centre of Cyprus with a large number of local and international companies surrounded by a further network of hotels, restaurants and other venues for entertainment and leisure. Hundreds of shipping, as well as financial companies have their headquarters in Limassol.  Limassol is the largest ship-management centre in the European Union.  The city if therefore constantly in motion and development.

It is important to mention that Limassol has always been a popular tourist destination, combining an organized coast with clear waters and wonderful hotels and generally a well-organized tourist infrastructure.

Places we will visit

  • Promenade

The Promenade in Limassol became a great attraction to holiday makers for its great view of the sea, beaches and the palm fringed surroundings. With a backdrop of a long and slender sea shore and   cooling water it creates a delightful atmosphere.

  • Limassol Marina

Limassol Marina is destined to become the    premier destination in the eastern Mediterranean and its most exclusive waterfront development. It combines elegant residences a full service marina with exclusive restaurants and shops, to create a lifestyle uniquely shaped by ‘living on the sea’.

  • Kourion Archaeological Site

One of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island, noted particularly for its magnificent Greco – Roman Theatre, villas with exquisite mosaic floors and an early Christian Basilica among other treasures.

  • Omodos Village

One of the most beautifull villages in Cyprus it nestles in the southern foothills of the Troodos Mountains. At an altitude of 900 meters, Omodos is in the centre of the famous wine making region of the country and is only a 30 minute drive from Limassol town.

The village is built around the Monastery of the Holy Cross which, according to records, dates back to the arrival of Saint Helena in Cyprus (A.D.337). The Monastery is home to a piece of the Holy Rope with which Christ’s hands were tied to the Cross.

  • Aphrodite‘s Birth Place

Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, is a sea stack in Pafos, Cyprus. It is located off the shore along the main road from Pafos to Limassol. The combination of the beauty of the area and its status in mythology as the birthplace of Aphrodite makes it a popular tourist location.

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