Apprentice Security Engineer Abel Alarm Co Ltd

Your time will be spent with other trained alarm engineers involved in maintenance, repairs and fault finding on various systems such as fire alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV, access control, emergency lighting or similar equipment.

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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

    Monday - Friday, between 8am and 6pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a customer facing field based position with one to one supervised training provided. You will be required to travel to meet a qualified engineer who you will assist and learn how to service and repair the various fire and security alarm systems.

Ongoing instruction and supervision will continue and further training on servicing of fire and security systems will be supplied over the coming years.

You will undertake a development programme leading to a National Vocational Qualification/CBQ as part of an apprenticeship.

Roles and responsibilities will include;

  • To assist with the installation of security systems, ensuring that the work is installed to the required standards, specification, schedule and that all documentation is completed.
  • To observe all health and safety requirements, ensure that you and others around you are operating in a safe manner.
  • Ensure all equipment stored on site is kept safe and in a manner not to cause health and safety problems.
  • Ensure that the site is kept as clean as possible, for the duration of the installation.
  • To ensure to the installation is completed to the surveyor’s specification and that the equipment is installed to the manufacturer’s specification and within the time schedule.
  • To ensure that all paperwork is completed correctly and forwarded to the correct staff member.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and on own initiative.
  • Good customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Smart appearance
  • Good timekeeping
  • Willing to learn
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Friendly.

Qualifications required

Although GCSE Grades A*-C (or equivalent) in Maths, English Language and Science are desirable, and knowledge or use of ICT preferred, Abel Alarm Company Ltd will also consider applicants who are willing to develop these through additional training to include Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship programme.

Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to this role.

Future prospects

Many of our multi skilled engineers have progressed to management roles within Abel or moved onto to Sales roles.

Things to consider

You will be required to commute to SGS Berkeley Campus GL13 9FB for block release attendance for college.

About the employer

Abel Alarm are recognised nationally as being a leading installer of commercial and home security systems including smoke, fire and intruder alarms.


Abel Alarm Co Ltd


Unit 9

Woodside Road



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Training provider

As the successful apprentice you will undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Fire, Emergency and Security Systems to include an:

  • NVQ
  • Knowledge Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where applicable)
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS).

The Apprenticeship will be delivered by a South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Assessor over three academic years. You will be required to attend Berkeley Campus on block release to complete any underpinning knowledge support.  You will see the majority of your assessments towards your qualifications undertaken within the workplace environment.

You will be assigned a supervisor/mentor within the workplace, who will support you to develop your workplace skills, knowledge and experience throughout the duration of your apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship standard

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

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE


Trudy Hillier (SGS College) 01453 761135

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