Electronic security engineers design, install, commission, hand over, maintain and repair life safety systems including fire alarms (please remove), intruder alarms, CCTV systems and access control. A fire and security engineer will work with a range of technology to make users feel safe in their homes, business and when in public spaces.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an electronic security engineer and the standards that are expected within this industry. The competition is delivered by Skills for Security, which on behalf of the industry are responsible for the success and sustainability of the Electronic Security Systems Skills Competition.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Health and safety

  • Project management and planning

  • Problem-solving

  • Auditing and evaluation

  • Designing and surveying

  • Installation and testing techniques

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual Competition
  • There are no upper age limits for those wishing to compete in this competition
  • Competitors must be enrolled on an apprenticeship or completed within one year
  • Competitors must have core competencies found in apprenticeship standard – Health and Safety, level two maths and English.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or workplace, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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