Congratulations to Harrison Cooke and Jack Baker, who were selected by judges as joint winners of the highly competitive Engineers of Tomorrow award at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards which took place last week (25th November 2015).
Both men are currently in their third year of our Installation Engineer apprentice scheme. They were put through their paces back in June at IFSEC International; Europe’s largest security exhibition, where they had to demonstrate their fault finding skills and wiring techniques. Harrison and Jack were named joint winners, beating over 50 other competitors and were each awarded cheques for £500. They joined Kings Security in 2012, on the first intake of our apprentice scheme.
We also picked up Security Training Initiative of the Year, cementing the success of the development and investment we make in all our people. Jolene Taylor, Head of Learning and Development at Kings Security, said: “There is a huge skills gap within the industry at the moment so we decided to set up our own academy based at our Bradford head office, re-training people with existing skill sets and also taking on apprentices. This way we ensure that the Kings standards are upheld, whilst leading the way for the rest of the industry to hopefully follow.
“To date we have taken on over 110 apprentices and have retrained 72 engineers, all of which have attained Level three NVQs in the installation of electrical equipment, with a further 100 in progress.
“This award is not only a win for the boys but also for Kings Security. Congratulations to everyone involved.”
If you think you have what it takes to join our apprentice scheme and would like to find out more, please contact Veronica Ivanova at [email protected].