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Fire and Emergency Security System Apprentice Engineer Thompson A V C Ltd

To attain a recognised apprenticeship qualification following appropriate educational provision. The Apprentice Engineer will provide day to day support in the installation and service of all systems and activities provided by the organisation. To demonstrate excellence in all aspects of their role.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To assist Engineers on call outs / breakdowns and fault finding
  • To assist in carrying out full installations and full PPM servicing of the various systems as above
  • To work whilst supervised, as part of an install or servicing team
  • To undertake on and off the job training
  • Working away from home when required
  • Any other duties as directed by a Level 1 Engineer or more senior management team member
  • To take ownership of allocated tasks
  • Comply with company procedures and documentation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions and procedures
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Comprehend and understand technical training
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Methodical approach
  • To demonstrate ownership/responsibility of a task from start to completion
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • IT skills

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to delivering excellence
  • Reliability
  • Honesty
  • Aptitude for learning
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm
  • Feedback skills
  • Courteous and respectful to others

Desired qualifications

  • Good level of general education, specifically functional skills
  • Should have a desire to obtain a full driving licence

Future prospects

  • Prospects: a guaranteed full time, permanent position for the right applicant following successful completions and attainment of the FESS apprenticeship qualification
  • To progress and develop within an established business, experiencing all disciplines related to the Life Safety and Security System industry

Things to consider

  • Will need to be happy to attend educational provision in Cheshire every 9-10 weeks for 3 days
  • Should be prepared if a non-driver to make efforts to get to site/meet with colleagues for transport to sites

About the employer

The Thompson Group offer specialist design, installation and maintenance of integrated security, fire, communications and life safety systems for commercial and industrial clients across the UK.


Thompson A V C Ltd


Gorsebrook Road


WV10 6JD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills for Security Ltd

  • Support whilst attending appropriate education provision in attaining FESS qualification
  • Specific system training will be available periodically either in house or at supplier premises
  • Ongoing mentoring and practical training provided under the guidance of Senior Engineers who the apprentice will be working alongside
  • Training will be onsite with experienced engineers, together with online courses and block release training at the Skills for Security Technical Training Centre in Knutsford, Cheshire

Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Level 3 (A level)

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