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James Moore is the Managing Editor of IFSEC Insider, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry.James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
May 16, 2022


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Engineers of Tomorrow

IFSEC & FIREX Engineers of Tomorrow 2022 finalists revealed!

The IFSEC and FIREX Engineers of Tomorrow competition, due to take place on the show floor between 17-19 May 2022 at London’s ExCeL, had over 100 entrants to this year’s process from across the UK. The stakeholders are delighted to reveal the 2022 finalists, who will battle it out live at IFSEC and FIREX, showcasing the next generation of engineering talent to thousands of industry professionals each day. 

Engineers of Tomorrow helps to raise the profile of engineering apprenticeships and the opportunities they represent within the sector. Taking place at IFSEC and FIREX International each year, winners of regional heats compete in a live installation challenge at the show. The process involves two separate competitions – one for electronic security systems, and the other for fire systems.

This year, the competition had well over 100 registrations, with each applicant taking a knowledge-based online assessment, all of which have now been marked to decide the final 33 competitors – 16 for security, and 17 for fire. All entrants must be on one of the relevant training schemes with a training provider:

  • England: Fire emergency and security systems apprenticeship level 3
  • Scotland: Modern apprenticeship in electronic security systems level 3
  • Northern Ireland: Electronic fire and security apprenticeship level 3
  • Wales: Fire, Emergency and Security Apprenticeship level 3

2019’s cohort of Engineers of Tomorrow battling it out live on the show floor!

Engineers of Tomorrow Electronic Security Systems Finalists

Training providers | employer are in brackets.

  • Andrei Puscasiu (Banham | Time, Data and Security)
  • Bradley Stevens (Skills for Security | Macaw Security Solutions)
  • Calum Sutherland (New College Lanarkshire – NCL | Strathand Paisley)
  • Cody Moody (Belfast Met | ViS)
  • Conon Peddie (NCL | Strathand Paisley)
  • Gianluca Mori (Banham | Banham)
  • Harry Dickson (Skills for Security | EFT Systems)
  • Jack Gold (GTG | Assure)
  • James Mcgeough (Belfast Met | McElwaine Security)
  • Jordan Butler (SERCS | Diamon Systems)
  • Lewis Kinnear (NCL | Innovate Alarms)
  • Nicholas Allan (Skills for Security | Connelly Security Systems)
  • Paul Mcelroy (Belfast Met | McElwaine Security)
  • Sam Donnan (Belfast Met | Building Protection Systems NI)
  • Thomas Pavilonis (Focus Training | Trelawney Fire & Security)
  • Tom Sixsmith (Skills for Security | EFT Systems)

Engineers of Tomorrow Fire Systems Finalists

  • Adriana Burian (Skills for Security | ACL)
  • Alexander Wallace (SERCS | Building Protection Services)
  • Callen Logan (Skills for Security | Connelly Security Systems)
  • Daniel Colligan (SERCS | Graham Fm)
  • James Curry (SERCS | Beacon Fire & Security)
  • James Winrow (Skills for Security | EFT Systems)
  • Jonny Hamilton (SERCS | Atlas World)
  • Jordan Moon (Skills for Security | Sentinel Security)
  • Josh Young (Skills for Security | Sentinel Security)
  • Marceli Walczak (Skills for Security | EFT Systems)
  • Mathew Blair (SERCS | Building Protection Services)
  • Nathan Portman (JTL Training | Bryland Fire Protection)
  • Nick Powell (Skills for Security | EFT Systems)
  • Owen Nelson (Skills for Security | EFT Systems)
  • Philip Gordon (Skills for Security | Connelly Security Systems)
  • Ryan Cherrie (NCL | Palmaris Services)
  • William Graham (NCL | Fortress Security)

A huge congratulations from all stakeholders goes to the finalists – and we wish everyone the best of luck for the live competition at IFSEC and FIREX in May!

Find out more about the competition in our interview with Trevor Jenks at IFSEC 2022, in the short video below:

The winners of Engineers of Tomorrow will then proceed to the esteemed WorldSkills UK (WSUK) LIVE competition – the nation’s premier skills, apprenticeships and careers event. For the first time this year, both the electronic security and fire competitions will be represented at WSUK – underlining the value of both competitions to the wider UK skills industry.

Stakeholders involved in supporting and contributing to the IFSEC & FIREX Engineers of Tomorrow competition are Skills for Security, CSL, NSI, SSAIB, and Texecom Academy, while additional support comes from the BSIA and BAFE. In addition, several manufacturers have demonstrated their own commitment to the event. As part of a three-year commitment, Hikvision, Texecom, CSL, and C-Tec all donate equipment used in the competition.

Find out more about Engineers of Tomorrow 2022 and the WorldSkills process 

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