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Registration for Engineers of Tomorrow 2018 security & fire apprentice competition now open

Adding a fire installation challenge for the 20th anniversary year Registration for Engineers of Tomorrow 2018 has now opened, as the competition returns to IFSEC International for it s 20th anniversary year, 19-21 June 2018. This year the competition is taking a further step towards tackling the the growing engineering skills gap by adding a live installation challenge for fire apprentices, as well as for those from the security sector, following a successful trial in 2017. This will mean that in 2018, more than 60 young apprentices will compete against each other in teams of 2, live on the IFSEC show floor.

The 3 heat winning teams of security apprentices from this summer s Engineers of Tomorrow competition will be joining their industry next month at the Security Excellence Awards, where the overall winners will be awarded the 1000 prize. Next year the heat winners from both the security and fire challenges will receive their invitation to the awards, in addition to earning credits towards NVQ qualifications and fantastic industry recognition. Whether you re a security or fire apprentice, or the employer or college lecturer of apprentices, you can now register yourself or nominate a colleague for Engineers of Tomorrow 2018 here. embedded content Free Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Fire legislation, which is written for the purpose of life safety, requires duty holders in non-domestic premises to assess fire risks and put in place arrangements for the prevention of fire and to protect people from fire when it occurs. This guide provides an overview of the need to know information for fire detection and alarm systems and your legal requirements, key actions, key terms and more.

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Engineers of Tomorrow 2017 winners revealed

For those who missed the event, IFSEC Global is delighted to reveal the heat winners of the 19th annual Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which takes place annually at IFSEC International. The contest pits more than 50 young engineers against each other in an installation challenge taking place across three days at London ExCeL. Competitors have 90 minutes in which to install and find faults with a security system.

Overall heat winners and their employers will be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards, taking place in November. Heat winners: Day one winners: Corrie Stewart and Martin Hannaway , New College Lanarkshire Day two heat winners: Danny Harding and Max Wheeler, Chubb Fire & Security Day three heat winners: Sean Reynolds and Josh Williams, Trinity Fire and Security Systems Day one heat winners: Corrie Stewart and Martin Hannaway, New College Lanarkshire Day two heat winners: Danny Harding and Max Wheeler, Chubb Fire & Security Day three heat winners: Sean Reynolds and Josh Williams, Trinity Fire and Security Systems Sponsored by CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security the competition serves as a platform through which apprentices and engineers not only burnish their credentials as installers/engineers but help to raise the profile of their employers too. Launched 18 years ago by Skills For Security (then the Security Industry Training Organisation) as the IFSEC Apprentice Challenge the Engineers of Tomorrow competition gave rise to the 100 in 100 initiative six years ago. Now called Apprentices for Fire and Security this initiative targets the placement of 100 security apprentices in 100 days. Apprentices for Fire and Security, which was co-founded by Skills for Security and CSL DualCom group managing director Simon Banks, has already helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 young apprentices. The winners also earn NVQ portfolio credits. Entries are now open for 2018. embedded content Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Watch: Fire and security apprentices and the NSI reflect on the Engineers of Tomorrow on IFSEC TV

IFseC 2017 In the video below, apprentices Craig Jude and Charlie McFarlane of fire and security installation firm EFT Systems talk about taking part in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and how they got into the trade. IFSEC International s 19 th annual Engineers of Tomorrow contest pits more than 50 young engineers against each other in a 90-minute installation challenge taking place across three days at IFSEC 2017. Overall heat winners and their employers will be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards, taking place in November.

embedded content Also speaking at IFSEC 2017 below, Richard Jenkins, CEO of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), also championed the competition, which the NSI sponsors. embedded content Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Engineers of Tomorrow 2016 winners announced at Fire & Security Excellence Awards

Engineers Of Tomorrow 2016 Winners Announced At Fire & Security Excellence Awards

Apprentice fire and security installers from Banham and Elm West Electrical Company have won first prize in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition. Announced at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards at London Hilton on Park Lane, Max Elsey from Banham and Joe Harding from Elm West Electrical Company claimed the 1,000 cash prize. The pair had been trained at Banham s Academy.

First prize: Max Elsey from Banham and Joe Harding from Elm West Electrical Company The prize for second place went to Bobby and Carlos Dhunnay from Telcam, last year s joint winners, who were trained by Skills for Security. Second prize: Bobby and Carlos Dhunnay from Telcam Trained by Kings Academy Bradley Gilmour and Jason Townsend from Kings finished in third place. Third prize: Bradley Gilmour and Jason Townsend from Kings Engineers of Tomorrow and the judges have also highly commended Joshua Guy and Joziah Ham from Security Electrical Services, who were both trained by Yeovil college. The awards ceremony was the culmination of a process which began at IFSEC International 2016 in June, where more than 50 young engineers competed in a 90-minute installation challenge. Participants had to assess an installed intruder alarm system, identifying faults, re-commissioning the system and applying any security and safety measures as needed. All overall heat winners and their employers were invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards. IFSEC Global recently interviewed one of the 2016 heat winners, Padraig Lennon, about the competition and what it s done for his career. Entries are now open for the 2017 event, which will start again with heats at IFSEC International 2017, which takes place between 20-22 June at London ExCeL. Click here to submit your entry.

Engineers of Tomorrow is part of Apprenticeships for Fire & Security, an initiative that places apprentices into careers in the security industry industry and supports their development. Sponsored by IFSEC, CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security the scheme has already helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 young apprentices. embedded content Sponsored by CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security the competition served as a platform through which apprentices and engineers not only burnished their credentials as installers/engineers but helped to raise the profile of their employers too. The winners earned NVQ portfolio credits too. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.