Fire and Security Apprentice UNITY FIRE AND SECURITY LIMITED

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

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    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

    TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001296805

  • Positions

    1 available

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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good attention to detail
A technical mind
Analytical
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

Educated to a good basic standard with a minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent, at Grade A to C including English and Maths.

Future prospects

There will be potential progression for the ideal candidate within the company to become a full-time member of staff on a permanent basis. 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.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Unity Fire and Security is a Lancashire based business with over 30 years experience of providing professional, compliant systems and services for the fire and security industry.

Employer

UNITY FIRE AND SECURITY LIMITED

Address

East Terrace Office 6

Euxton Lane

Chorley

PR7 6TE

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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

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


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