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This year’s Engineers of Tomorrow winners were announced by alarm signalling product company CSL’s founder Simon Banks at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2016 last month in London.
Two Banham Academy apprentices, Max Elsey and Joe Harding, took the £1,000 cash prize. Both winners are halfway through their apprenticeships at the Banham Academy, the educational division of the Banham Group, the provider of security systems based in south west London. Max Elsey works in-house at Banham’s Installation Department whilst Joe Harding works for Elm West Security, an SME. Elm West arranged for Joe to complete his training at the Banham Academy, which featured in the September 2016 print issue of Professional Security.
Kevin Faulkner, Head of the Banham Academy, said: “We are delighted to have won the IFSEC ‘Engineers of Tomorrow Competition 2016’ and are extremely proud of our apprentices. Max and Joe have only been apprentices for six months so this is a particularly incredible achievement for them and a true testament to the valuable skills and training the Banham Academy provides young people to further their careers within the industry.”
And Simon Banks, pictured left, said: “Banham Academy are leading the way with apprentices – both their own and those from external companies. This is a great example to the rest of the industry. We need to provide more training centres and lobby local colleges to offer the training courses our sector needs to fill the skills gap.”