Engineers of Tomorrow Security Installation Competition

“EoT promotes engineering apprenticeships to young people interested in a career in the electronic security sector. The competition is fun and encourages their employers to appreciate them as a valuable asset within their organisations.”

Simon Banks, Founder and Group Managing Director, CSL

The 21st edition of the Engineers of Tomorrow competition took place at IFSEC 2019, when young security apprentices competed against each other in a live installation challenge. 

Given the growing engineering skills gap undermining the industry as well as the wider economy, the need for such an event has never been greater. Taking place over three days at London ExCeL, the competition pitted more than 60 young engineers – working in teams of two – against each other. The top five teams of the overall competition that takes place over IFSEC and FIREX are invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards in November, where the winning places will be announced.

To find out more about next year’s competition email: [email protected] 

You can also keep up-to-date with Engineers of Tomorrow via the EoT twitter account: @EoTIFSEC 

What is the competition about?

Engineers of Tomorrow Competition

Employer benefits

There are many benefits for employers in putting forward their apprentices to take part in the competition:  

  • Free exposure of your business to the global security industry 
  • Demonstrate to clients your commitment to employee development
  • Encourage the development of young engineers 
  • Promote of your young talent, and give them the chance to win up to £1,000 in cash
  • You will be given a complimentary seat at the Security Excellence Awards with your winning apprentice(s)

Not only will participation highlight the company's skilled workforce, but it will also give you great exposure to the IFSEC International audience.

Competitor benefits

There are a lot of great reasons why you should enter the Engineers of Tomorrow competition:

  • Prove your skills on an international platform
  • Raise your profile in the industry
  • Be in with a chance of winning heat prizes, which will be presented on each day of the competition 
  • Stand a chance to win up to £1,000 in cash
  • Overall winners will be presented with their awards at the Security & Fire Awards in London in November

Be the star performer in your company's workforce, and get great exposure to the IFSEC International audience. 

What do the competitors think?


“We’re excited and proud to continue our partnership with IFSEC and the Engineers of Tomorrow program, and the important work of developing the industry’s next generation of leaders and technical experts. The competition every year is one of the highlights of IFSEC International, and the results achieved by the EoT program are a credit to the fantastic and talented young engineers that eagerly participate every year.”

Texecom, Official Technology Advisor

“CSL is proud to be a Stakeholder and the Official Connectivity Partner of Engineers of Tomorrow. EoT showcases the skills needed to embrace new and exciting technologies, as well as playing a vital role in promoting the engineers that will propel the security sector into this exciting new world.”

CSL, Official Connectivity Partner

New information coming soon! To find out more about next year’s competition email: [email protected]

Want to learn more about apprenticeships in fire & security?

IFSEC International

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2018 Security Winners

Engineers of Tomorrow

First Place - Max Florey & Josh Dunn from Chris Lewis Fire & Security

Engineers of Tomorrow

Second Place - Sam Howard & Jamie Rodd from EFT Systems Ltd

Engineers of Tomorrow

Third Place - Andy Tham & Steven Flannigan from New College Lanarkshire

2018 Fire Winners

Engineers of Tomorrow

First Place - Sam Howard & Jamie Rodd from EFT Systems Ltd

Engineers of Tomorrow

Second Place - Aaron Wilson & Stuart McCluskie - New College Lanarkshire

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Skills for Security