The result of this year’s 100 in 100 Apprenticeship Drive was announced at IFSEC’s Security Excellence Awards at the London Hilton Park Lane.
The result of this year’s 100 in 100 Apprenticeship Drive was announced at IFSEC’s Security Excellence Awards at the London Hilton Park Lane. Simon Banks, Group Managing Director of CSL DualCom and founder of 100 in 100 Apprenticeships revealed that the initiative had placed over 2000 young people into careers within the last 3 years.
Simon also outlined the plan for the Engineers of Tomorrow Group to change this number into tens of thousands in the coming years starting with 500 square metres at IFSEC dedicated to the needs of Security Installers, the NSI Summits and further engagement with the National Apprenticeship Service. The announcement also debuted a short video featuring Kings Security who have employed 50 apprentices this year at their purpose-built Training Academy. The REC Youth Employment guide estimates that there will be a skills gap deficit of 45,500 level 3 apprentices in the UK by 2020. Taking on an apprentice offers a two way street, replenishing the talent pool in the security industry and energising a business with new skills sets like IT and social media expertise.
The Engineers of Tomorrow UK Apprentice Skills Competition winners were also revealed at the Awards. The competition takes place at IFSEC each year where apprentices pitch their skills against one another to win the title of Engineer of Tomorrow. First Place winners of £1000 courtesy of sponsor CSL DualCom were Andrew McCullough and Darrell Gilmour both from Kings (pictured). Second Place winners of £500 Red Letter days provided by sponsors NSI were Joshua Griggs-Burton from CIA and Daniel Winearls from Micro-Vision. Third Place winners of £250, supplied by sponsors SSAIB, were Harrison Cooke and Nathan Lyles – also from Kings.