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.