Come and meet the engineers of tomorrow

IFSEC International, organised by UBM EMEA, has announced that all places on the prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition are now filled. Government Business looks at the competition in more detail.

Over the 21-23 June 2016, 64 of the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers will head to IFSEC International to put their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at Europe’s largest security exhibition.

Engineers of Tomorrow is part of Apprenticeships for Fire & Security, an initiative that places apprentices into careers in the security industry and supports their development. Supported 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.

At the heart of the installation apprentice and young engineer industry, the competition will provide participants with a global stage to compete against their peers and represent their company. Companies involved include: Fidelity Integrated Systems; Abel Alarm Co; Highgrade fire&security; Chubb F&S; CBRE; Tyco; Red Alert; VocalVale; H+J Martin; Ambush Security; Wessex Alarms; Captstan Security; Secure One; CIA; SES Yeovil; William Hale; Custom Alarms; and the defending champions Tel Cam Security Systems and Kings Security.

The competition
The apprentice engineers will participate in the 90-minute live challenge that takes place on the lively exhibition floor at IFSEC International. They will then be assessed by a leading panel of judges from the security inspectorates, NSI and SSAIB, and points are allocated based on performance in the various disciplines. Heat winners and their employers will be invited to the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards, taking place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 where the final winner will be announced and awarded a £1,000 cash prize.

Commenting on the competition, Simon Banks, group managing director at CSL DualCom Group, said: “The huge take-up for IFSEC’s Engineers of Tomorrow competition is in line with the Industry’s demand for better skills. The fire and security sector is committed to apprenticeships providing results for their businesses quickly, whilst creating a lasting professional workforce for the future. The competition allows employers and apprentices to showcase their skill sets on a world stage.”

Under one roof
IFSEC International will host over 600 global leading suppliers under one roof across the three days at London’s ExCeL this summer, with the likes of Tyco, Milestone, UTC, Texecom, Salto, Paxton, Hikvision, Dahua, Assa Abloy, AXIS, Canon, CAME and Marshalls to name a few already confirmed. This year the show will also welcome more than 65 new exhibitors.

IFSEC & FIREX International will once again be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. The series incorporates major events including IFSEC International along with FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo. The series of events annually attracts more than 40,000 attendees over three days to ExCeL London and is the centre of excellence across security, fire, safety and facilities.

Find out more information about IFSEC and register to get your badge to see the Engineers of Tomorrow Competition in action at As entry is now closed, new entries for this year’s competition will no longer be accepted. However, you can register your interest for 2017 online. The competition is the perfect opportunity to raise your company’s profile and prove your skills on a global stage by competing at IFSEC 2017.

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