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Fire and Security Engineer Apprentice

Recruitment: Fire and Security Engineer Apprentice

What you will do in your working day

  • Installation of new fire & security systems to meet company requirement
  • Seeing installation projects through to completion
  • Carry out servicing and repairs on various security systems including Advanced, Gent, Apollo and Hochiki, Texecom, Galaxy, Menvier, Hikvision, Dahua, Avigilon, TDSi, Integra, Paxton
  • Complete the necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner
  • Attend reactive calls and breakdowns and perform general maintenance work including tracing and rectification of faults

The training you will be getting

Fire emergency and security systems technician level 3

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the fire emergency and security systems technician standard. On completion the apprentice will receive level 3 fire emergency and security systems technician qualification.

Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.

You will attend Yeovil College on a block week basis:

Year 1 – 10 Block weeks (spread across the year)
Year 2 – 6 Block weeks (spread across the year)
Year 3 – 4 Block weeks (spread across the year)
Training to include:

Critical Health and Safety knowledge for the achievement of the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card (CSCS affiliated) for employment purposes, with regular assessment to ensure a deep and thorough understanding, with a clear demonstration of competence before being allowed to attempt the end-point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is our aim for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the business and to develop their level of responsibilities accordingly.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Professional Manner, Work independently, Work to deadlines, Time management, Flexible attitude


GCSE or equivalent Computer Science (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Computing and ICT (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Having a driver’s licence is preferable but not essential initially as apprentices will be working alongside other Engineers. However, we will expect apprentices to pass their driving test at the earliest opportunity as a company vehicle will be provided later on in the programme. If applicants have their own vehicle, mileage allowance can be claimed for travel; alternatively public transport reimbursement is available. You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Annual wage


Working week

8.30am – 5pm depending on site requirements and location. Days TBC on appointment

Total hours per week: 40

Expected duration

36 Months

Possible start date

26 Aug 2024

Date posted

01 May 2024

Apprenticeship level

Level 3 (A level)