Overview

Electronic Security Engineers design, install, commission, handover, 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, who 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 1 year
  • Competitors must have core competencies found in apprenticeship standard – Health and Safety, level 2 maths and English.

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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