ASHFORD, England -- Two Chubb engineers, Danny Harding and Max Wheeler, have won National Apprentice of the Year awards at the recent IFSEC & FIREX International’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony. Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Pictured left to right: John Logie, General Manager, Croydon Branch, Max Wheeler, Chubb apprentice, Coventry Branch, Danny Harding, Chubb apprentice, Croydon Branch, and Jim O’Dwyer, Regional Managing Director, London & South East Region, at the IFSEC & FIREX International’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony.
The engineers also participated in the “Engineers of Tomorrow” competition at IFSEC’s 2017 exhibition, where they competed in a variety of challenges that included a timed security panel installation and written examination. Working as a pair, the team accumulated the highest score overall.
The results were announced at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony held November 22, 2017. The engineers attended the awards and received a cash prize for their efforts.
“It was a brilliant night and we were so pleased to come in first place,” said Harding.
“The entire experience has been a fantastic opportunity,” added Wheeler. “We are very proud to have received this recognition at a national level.”
Congratulating the two apprentices, Jim O’Dwyer, regional managing director, London and South East, Chubb said: “Max and Danny saw off competition from 60 other apprentices. This is a fantastic achievement and a direct result of their hard work, dedication and ability.”
Chubb has supported fire and security engineering apprenticeships at Level 3 for over 20 years. In that time, over 400 employees have completed apprenticeships, with about 50 currently enrolled in the intermediate, advanced and higher-level apprenticeship frameworks.
Chubb engineers have previously won the National Apprentice of the Year award in 2008 and 2012.