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Recruitment: Fire & Security Apprentice

Sovereign Fire & Security have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join their ever-growing team. You will be involved in anything from installation to full service and maintenance and will provide exceptional service to our customers.

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Job Summary:

As an Apprentice Fire & Security Engineer you will gain on the job experience of installing and maintaining fire, CCTV, Access Control and Intruder alarm systems. You will work alongside our experienced Installation & Service and Maintenance Engineers to provide professional and dependable quality of service to customer / contractors in a timely manner. In partnership with Yeovil College.

Main Duties:

  • Installation of new Fire & Security systems to meet Company requirements
  • 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

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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:

  • Level 3 Fire emergency and security systems technician
  • 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
  • Functional Skills Maths and English (if required) – general skills that are used in every job, such as Communication and Application of Number

What is the expected career progression after this 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.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Number skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

A full driving licence and own transport is preferred, but not essential, and candidates should be willing to travel throughout the Southwest & South Wales.

Annual wage

Staring from £12,000

Overtime may be available depending on the age of the apprentice

Working week

8.30am – 5.00pm depending on site requirements and location. Total hours per week: 40.00.

Total hours per week: 40


1 available

Expected duration

36 Months

Possible start date

September 2023

Apprenticeship level

Level 3 (A level)

Reference number


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Sovereign Fire & Security is an equal opportunity employer.