Skills for Security Apprentices win Engineers of Tomorrow 2015

Skills for Security apprentices Bobby and Carlos Dhunay, from Tel Cam Security Systems, were awarded Joint First Prize in the Engineers of Tomorrow 2015 competition which was announced at the Security Excellence Awards held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 25th November 2015.

In a surprise result unprecedented in the 16 years of the competition, the cousins took joint first place with a team from Kings Security.

Engineers of Tomorrow, is an annual competition that takes place at IFSEC International and encourages the development of future talent within the security sector, helping young engineers and apprentices to showcase their skills.

Sponsored by IFSEC, CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security the competition allows apprentices in the security systems sector to prove themselves in competition with their peers by undertaking a 90-minute assessment. Participants assess a previously installed intruder alarm system, identify the faults, re-commission the system and then apply any additional security and safety measures.

More than 50 apprentices and young engineers took part in the 2015 competition at IFSEC International in June and the 3 highest scoring teams are awarded prizes.

The overall winners and their employers were invited to the prestigious Security Excellence Awards, where the Engineer of Tomorrow 2015 winners were announced and each of the joint 1st teams were awarded  a £1,000 prize.

The 2015 wining apprentices are:

  • 1st Bobby and Carlos Dhunay from Telcam
  • 1st Harrison Cooke and Jack Baker from Kings
  • 3rd Padraig Lennon from NM Fire & Security and Jonny English from H&J Martin

All of this year’s winners were Level 2 security systems apprentices at the time of the competition and have now gone on to commence their Level 3.

Cousins, Carlos and Bobby from Tel Cam were presented their award by CSL MD Simon Banks and said;

“We are extremely happy to have been involved in this award; this would not have been possible without the help of our dads John and Raj who own Tel Cam Security. The Engineers of Tomorrow competition is an amazing learning opportunity which tests our knowledge for intruder alarm systems and we plan on entering this competition again next year as it helps us show our ability.

We completed Level 2 of our apprenticeship last year with Skills for Security and their resources and service are excellent. We are currently studying for the Level 3 with Skills for Security and we would definitely recommend this course to other young people as it is a very niche career that carries a lot of potential.” 

Skills for Security assessor Mark Cunningham commented:

“It was wonderful to see how far Bobby and Carlos have progressed with Skills for Security. They first entered the competition last year and performed really well winning one of the heats and since then they have gone from strength to strength. Skills for Security have noticed how hard they both work on site and at college and we are delighted to see them receive their just rewards and hope they will inspire others looking for a career in the security industry.”

Bobby and Carlos’s fathers John and Raj Dhunay who founded Tel Cam commented that they were so proud to see their sons achievements recognised by the industry at this wonderful evening which they had made into a family affair with grandparents, uncles and aunts at the event to see them receive their award .

The Security Excellence Awards is a showcase of the very best companies, projects and individuals from across the security industry and Skills for Security congratulate every finalist and winner for their outstanding contribution to the security industry.

As the UK’s leading training provider for System Security apprenticeships Skills for Security is committed to providing quality training in line with employer needs and supporting employers and learners from start to finish.