Electronic Security Apprenticeship DPE Systems Ltd

This vacancy is for a Security Apprenticeship, based in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    37.5 hours p/w TBC at interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. If successful, the apprentice will be based at their employer working the hours agreed in their contract. The apprentice will need to attend Training 2000 to complete the relevant skill units that have been agreed by Training 2000 and the employer, this will consist of the apprentice completing 3 blocks of skill specific Engineering training lasting 4 weeks each. As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course, BTEC Diploma, City and Guilds, which will be 1 day a week classroom based learning.

The Providing Electronic Security and Emergency Systems qualifications are ideal for engineers and others working within the electronic security and emergency systems industry. They have been designed to meet the needs of engineers involved with security and emergency systems, installation, commissioning, maintenance, auditing, surveying and design.

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technicians design, install, commission and maintain electronic systems in and outside simple and complex premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger.

Systems include fire, security and emergency systems to detect intrusion, provide surveillance, monitor and control access to buildings, properties and sites or to detect fire and emergencies.

Skills include interconnection of equipment, programming, verifying performance/fault finding and testing and maintaining.

Technicians will carry out planned jobs to install new systems, modify and maintain existing systems as well as respond to call-outs to repair faulty systems where they will utilise their problem solving skills.

They will take a professional approach to customer service skills which include being presentable, tidy and respectful as they can often find themselves working in and outside customers’ homes as well as in and outside business premises.

It is important for Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technicians to be able to work independently or as part of a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure systems have been appropriately selected and installed and maintained to a professional industry standards, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good attention to detail
A technical mind
Ability to use initiative to think through problems and find solutions
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent communication skills
The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative

Personal qualities

Must possess an interest in engineering
Motivated and committed individual
Good time keeping
Strong work ethic

Qualifications required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Maths. Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there will be the opportunity for a full time position within the company. Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

About the employer

In 1986 Dave started DPE Autosecure at a time when more than 600,000 vehicles were stolen each year. Installing Thatcham Category 1 security and tracking systems to high value vehicles, DPE Autosecure quickly gained a reputation for reliability through high quality installation and the company prospered.


DPE Systems Ltd



Chorley Old Road



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Training provider

Technical Certificate, Level 3 e.g. City and Guilds 2800 or BTEC Diploma

Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.

Employer Rights & Responsibilities

SEMTA Apprenticeship in Engineering Framework (Once all elements are completed and learners portfolio has passed Internal Verification)

Level 3 Qualification in Engineering

1 week (Monday –Friday)  in-centre training at Training 2000’s Blackburn facility approx. every 8 weeks for 3 years.

On-site visits from a Training 2000 Training Officer approx. every 6-8 weeks

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Chris Cumpstey 01254 54659

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at http://www.training2000.co.uk quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017