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Apprentice named one of the Engineers of Tomorrow

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Jordan MinersJordan MinersApprentice Jordan Miners has been named one of the Engineers of Tomorrow at the UK and Europe's leading security conference.

Jordan, an apprentice in his second year with T H White’s Devizes-based energy, fire and security division was a runner up in the search to find the Engineers of Tomorrow at IFSEC International at the ExCel exhibition centre in London.

The aim is to support and encourage the next generation of security engineers by pitting 60 young security apprentices against each other with a series of live, action-packed installation challenges throughout the three-day event.

Competitors were challenged to audit and pick out the faults on an existing system; to wire up two call points, two sounders and two smoke detectors into a CTEC fire panel, and to commission a new system and make sure it was fault free, at the same time answering technical questions about fire alarms.

It was Jordan's first time in the competition, and he finished just one point away from a a first-place finish.

"Although that was annoying I was really happy with second place considering it was my first attempt. I'm determined to go again next year and get first place," said Jordan.

Ken Ash, operations manager at T H WHITE, commented: "We are thrilled that Jordan did so well in the competition – it was great exposure for us as an engineering services provider in the south of England. We are highly committed to employee development and see huge value in a skilled, productive and driven workforce’.

T H WHITE Group runs a comprehensive and practical apprenticeship programme across many of its divisions encouraging trainees to combine day or block release at college alongside on-the-job practical experience in the workplace suiting those who prefer a more ‘hands-on’ approach to learning.