Skills for Security apprentices Bobby and Carlos Dhunay, from Tel Cam Security Systems, were announced as day one winners of the Engineers of Tomorrow 2016 competition heats yesterday. (21st June)
.Engineers of Tomorrow, is an annual competition that is taking place this week 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 2016 competition has had a record number of applications for the competition and 64 young engineers will be competing over the 3 days at IFSEC where they will have to undertake 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.
Competing in pairs, the first group of the 64 young engineers took part on day one and at the end of the day the scores were calculated and Bobby and Carlos were announced winners of the first heat.
Following IFSEC, the 3 highest scoring teams and their employers will be invited to the prestigious Security Excellence Awards, where the Engineer of Tomorrow 2016 overall winners will be announced.
Skills for Security engagement manager, Derek Jones who has been training cousins Bobby and Carlos commented;
“Bobby and Carlos have progressed greatly since their training started at Skills for Security and they are now on the level 3 Security Systems apprenticeship fast track. This is the 3rd year they have entered the competition and we are thoroughly proud of their achievement. They both work hard, are committed and their knowledge is ever increasing. They are both fantastic engineers with bright futures ahead and their level has been shown here at Engineers of Tomorrow.”