Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
October 2, 2018

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WATCH: Engineers of Tomorrow highlights and the benefits of apprenticeships in fire and security

The sky-high cost of a university degree and the chronic skills shortage in UK engineering together make a compelling case for pursuing a career in engineering via an apprenticeship.

In the first of three videos below, apprentices in the fire and security industry enthuse about the value of apprenticeships as an alternative to simply learning on the job or going to university. The apprentices were taking part in Engineers of Tomorrow (EoT), an engineering competition that took place at London ExCeL in June during IFSEC 2018. It’s this competition that the second video focuses on.

Overall EoT heat winners and their employers are invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards, next taking place at London Hilton on Park Lane on 21 November 2018. Cash prizes are awarded to the overall winners (£1,000), runners-up (£500) and for third place (£300). The winners also earn NVQ portfolio credits.

Engineers of Tomorrow stakeholders are CSL, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security, while the initiative is also supported by the FSA, FIA and BAFE.

The competition gave rise to Apprentices for Fire and Security (A4FS), which has helped launch the careers of thousands of young apprentices in the fire and security sectors. A third video below focuses on the initiative.

Find out the winners and how Engineers of Tomorrow celebrated its 20th edition at IFSEC International 2018 with a new fire category.

Read interviews with former winners of the competition:

IFSEC International will soon publish details on how to enter Engineers of Tomorrow 2019.

Engineers of Tomorrow highlights from IFSEC TV

Apprentices for Fire & Security

 

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I AM AKENYAN AND HAVE BEEN IN THE FIELD OF IFRE ALARM AND SECURITY FOR 10YEARS AND WOULD LIKE TO BE AN ENGINEER OF TOMORROW.WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE ALSO I HAVE DONE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AS A PROFFESSION.