Fire & Security Apprentice North

Trinity Fire & Security Systems Ltd

Join Trinity Fire and Security Systems as an apprentice Engineer. Gain the skills required for a career in the fire and security industry and the possibility of continued employment with Trinity. Salary for 18yrs is £8,469 per year and 19+yrs is £11,158.91

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

40 hrs p/w

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

36 months

Possible start date

31 Jul 2017

Date posted

12 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

As a Fire & Security Apprentice your duties will include:

  • Examine Fire and Security Systems to locate problems or issues along with recommendations in accordance with British Standards or regulations
  • Test and service backup batteries for fire and security systems and check programs and verify systems are functional.
  • Diagnose system fault and respond where possible.
  • Mount and fix and Terminate Fire alarm and security systems along with ancillary items.
  • Maintain fire and security systems in accordance with the British Standards and Manufacturers regulations.
  • Review and understand electrical drawings or building blue prints and follow design details
  • Install electrical cables in accordance with the design drawings in all types of premises, including conduits, tray work and bracketry.
  • Inspect installations by others; review install methods and suggest alternative install ideas.
  • Read manuals and keep yourself up to date with the latest technology advances in the fire and security industry.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers, answer technical questions and offer advice. Grow very strong customer focus skills.
  • Program fire and security systems, reviewing and implementing the cause and effect process. Understand the consequences of programming systems and their effect on other building integrated life safety systems.
  • Provide customers with costs and estimates following such surveys or visits.
  • Communicate with the customer to identify their needs and asses their risks for both fire and security.
  • Maintain and update van stock to enable first fix completions.
  • Provide out of hours cover along with working outside of normal working hours to maintain life safety and security system integrity.
  • Maintain our customer as your number one priority, keeping integrity and customer satisfaction as your key objective.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be age 18+ due to Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Have a practical mind-set and interest
  • Have a full clean Driving Licence (as you will be visiting customer premises)

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for people who are focused, driven and committed to the apprenticeship.
  • They need to be smart, polite, well-spoken and mannered with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Need to be punctual, conscientious and hardworking with good attention to detail.
  • The apprentices need to be able to work well alongside other people.
  • All apprentices must have excellent communication skills and driven to provide first class

Qualifications required

Attained Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

To become a Fire and Security Engineer following 3 years of training after review date.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

Trinity Fire and Security Systems is dedicated to providing quality life safety and security systems. They offer expertise in system design, provision and aftercare of: Fire Detection and Alarm; Fire Suppression; Public Address/Voice Alarm; CCTV; addressable Auto-Test Emergency Lighting; Security Systems; Access Control; Loop Induction; Call Systems; Site-wide monitoring/control networks and PC based graphics.


Trinity Fire & Security Systems Ltd


High Street East


NE28 7AT

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Training provider

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.
  • Functional Skills (if required)- general skills that are used in every job, such as Communication and Application of Number.

Apprenticeship standard

Fire Emergency and Security Systems > Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Charlotte Gardiner 01935 845418

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2017