apprenticeships


Fire and security competition to launch at WorldSkills UK LIVE 2019

A fire and security installation competition is being launched next year at the UK’s largest skills competition. WorldSkills UK LIVE […] Read More

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

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, plus footage from Engineers of Tomorrow, a competition that took place at London ExCeL in June during IFSEC 2018. Read More

From apprentice to mentor in two years: Fire and security engineer Corrie Stewart of New College Lanarkshire

Starting an engineering apprenticeship in 2015, Corrie went on to finish second in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC 2017 and then win a BSIA apprentice installer award. We spoke to Corrie, now a mentor to apprentices, about the value of apprenticeships and her latest role. Read More

WATCH: Engineers of Tomorrow winners presentation at IFSEC 2018

Winners of the final day heats at the annual Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC 2018 are announced at IFSEC 2018. Read More

College tackles fire and security skills shortage head on with apprenticeship skills challenge

Four fire and security apprentices are celebrating victory in an installation competition that secures them a place at a prestigious national engineering competition. Read More

WATCH: Tackling the skills crisis in fire and security with apprenticeships

Find out how the security industry is collaborating with colleges around the UK to promote apprenticeships to address the chronic skills shortage in fire and security engineering. Read More

Why we’re launching an apprenticeship standard for fire risk assessors

Bob Docherty, chairman of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, explains why an apprenticeship standard is so necessary and what it means for the industry. Read More

Paxton announces inaugural line-up for scholarship programme

The initiative gave students studying engineering and product design-related courses at the University of Brighton the chance to win three scholarship places each worth £10,000, plus a three-month paid work placement with the Brighton-based company from July 2018. Read More

Watch: The skills crisis in fire and security engineering laid bare

There is a chronic skills gap in fire and security. As well as outlining the problem, the video below explores some of these solutions pioneered by the likes of CSL, the ECA, the NSI, the BSIA, the FIA and SSAIB. Read More

Young professionals: Share your fire-safety ideas and jumpstart your career (and maybe win a prize)

The IFSM invites young professionals to feature in its magazine by taking part in a Q&A and/or writing an article, with a £200 prize up for grabs for the most compelling piece. Read More



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