Young apprentice Ryan Jenkins was presented with the British Security Industry Association's prestigious Apprentice Installer Awards 2013 at the Association's Annual Lunch in July.
Ryan Jenkins being presented with his award by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
The awards serve to recognise the achievements of second and third year apprentices involved in the installation of alarms, CCTV, access control or a combination of these systems, and represent the commitment of security companies and training bodies in providing young talent with the opportunity to succeed in the security industry.
"We are all well aware that in today's challenging job market many young people may feel that a long term career is out of their reach," commented James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. "As such, the BSIA and its members fully support the development of apprenticeships which offer positions to young people who wish to gain practical skills and knowledge in the security industry, allowing them to ultimately develop long-term careers in the sector.
"It's always a pleasure to be able to recognise the outstanding talent displayed by our young apprentices, and this year the calibre of nominations was so high that we have chosen two overall winners, Ryan Jenkins and Jack Finley. Both apprentices have exhibited exceptional qualities throughout their apprenticeships, and no doubt have a very bright future within our industry."
Ryan, 23, is a third year apprentice at Chubb. Since beginning his apprenticeship in September 2010, Ryan has excelled in all aspects of his work and is dedicated to delivering the best service to his customer.
His coursework is always completed to a high standard and he even takes manuals home the night before an installation so he may be as familiar as possible with the equipment being used. He is described by colleagues as a resourceful and reliable individual, taking on any challenges in his stride and meeting them with growing success.
"Ryan demonstrates large amounts of initiative and common sense, and we are proud to have him as part of the team. We have great confidence not only in his technical abilities, but also with the commitment and he shows towards customers and colleagues alike," said Dave James, General Manager, Chubb Fire & Security.
Ryan and Jack were presented with their awards by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, at the Association's Annual Lunch hosted at the London Hilton on Park Lane.