Chubb engineers win national apprentice awards

Posted On 29 Nov 2017
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John Logie, General Manager, Croydon Branch, Max Wheeler, Chubb apprentice, Coventry Branch, Danny Harding, Chubb apprentice, Croydon Branch, and Jim O’Dwyer, Regional Managing Director, London & South East Region

Two Chubb Fire & Security engineers, Danny Harding and Max Wheeler, won National Apprentice of the Year awards at the recent IFSEC and FIREX International’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony.

The engineers participated in the “Engineers of Tomorrow” competition at IFSEC’s 2017 exhibition, where they competed in a variety of challenges that included a timed security panel installation and written examination. Working as a pair, the team accumulated the highest score overall. The results were announced at the Awards ceremony.

“It was a brilliant night and we were so pleased to come in first place,” said Danny.

“The entire experience has been a fantastic opportunity,” added Max. “We are very proud to have received this recognition at a national level.”

Congratulating the two apprentices, Jim O’Dwyer, regional managing director, London and South East, Chubb said: “Max and Danny saw off competition from 60 other apprentices. This is a fantastic achievement and a direct result of their hard work, dedication and ability.”

Chubb has supported fire and security engineering apprenticeships at Level 3 for over 20 years. In that time, over 400 employees have completed apprenticeships, with about 50 currently enrolled in the intermediate, advanced and higher-level apprenticeship frameworks. Chubb engineers have previously won the National Apprentice of the Year award in 2008 and 2012.