The Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which sees young security apprentices compete against each other in a live installation challenge, will return to IFSEC International in 2018 for its 20th anniversary and registration is now open.
Given the growing engineering skills gap undermining the industry as well as the wider economy, the need for such an event has never been greater. Taking place over three days at London ExCeL, the competition will pit more than 60 young engineers – working in teams of two – against each other. The heat winners – one team per day – will then be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards in November, where an overall winner will be announced. The winner will claim a £1,000 prize.
There are many benefits for employers in putting forward their apprentices to take part in the competition:
- Free exposure of your business to the global security industry
- Demonstrate to clients your commitment to employee development
- Encourage the development of young engineers
- Promote of your young talent, and give them the chance to win up to £1,000 in cash
- You will be given a complimentary seat at the Security Excellence Awards with your winning apprentice(s)
Not only will participation highlight the company’s skilled workforce, but it will also give you great exposure to the IFSEC International audience.
There are a lot of great reasons why you should enter the Engineers of Tomorrow competition:
- Prove your skills on an international platform
- Gain credits towards your Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ Portfolio
- Raise your profile in the industry
- Be in with a chance of winning heat prizes, which will be presented on each day of the competition
- Stand a chance to win up to £1,000 in cash
- Overall winners will be presented with their awards at the Security & Fire Awards in London in November
Be the star performer in your company’s workforce, and get great exposure to the IFSEC International audience.
The practical bit
Competitors undertake a 90 minute assessment, working in pairs to install and commission an intruder alarm system.
Each entrant has been marked by a panel of judges from the security inspectorates, NSI and SSAIB, and points were allocated based on performance in the various disciplines. There is also a theory test for competitors to complete.