EFT Group | Addressing the UK skills shortage

By January 11, 2019EFT Group

EFT Group are leading the cry from the North West to address the UK wide skills shortage due to the ongoing down turn in the take up of vocational careers by school leavers.

Winners of the 2018 Engineers of Tomorrow competition – for the first time including a fire systems category – have been revealed at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018.

Engineers of Tomorrow is an engineering competition between fire and security apprentices that takes place every June during IFSEC International at London ExCeL. Overall heat winners and their employers are then invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards in November.
Building on the competition’s success, Apprentices for Fire and Security (A4FS) was launched in 2011 to kick-start the careers of thousands of young apprentices in the fire and security sectors.

The initiatives were conceived amid concern that a severe skills shortage in the sector was driving up labour costs for employers and threatening installation and maintenance standards.

EFT were pleased to be rewarded with two key successes within our core business sectors:

Fire competition results – First Place: Sam Howard & Jamie Rodd – EFT Systems Ltd

Intruder competition results – Second Place: Sam Howard & Jamie Rodd – EFT Systems Ltd

EFT continue to make a difference to the skills shortage in the North West region through our award-winning Apprenticeship programme.