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Fire & Security Apprentice Southern Fire Alarms Ltd

This is a modern apprenticeship so alongside working with a qualified engineer and on the job training you will attend block release at college to obtain your apprenticeship qualification over a 36-month period. The apprenticeship course will be run with Skills for Security from their Oxford location.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30 (travel paid one way).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will attend sites (industrial, commercial, public, and retail) with a qualified engineer to service and install to a high standard, fire and/or security systems which include but not limited to audible and remote signalling fire and Intruder alarms, Access control and CCTV systems

Whilst working with our engineer you will learn to:

  • Install, commission, and carry out preventative maintenance systems to the relevant industry standards and codes of practice
  • Correctly complete paperwork including certificates and as fitted drawings for service, installation, and commissioning
  • Carry out customer demonstrations and handover
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other stakeholders including clients, engineers, office staff and sub-contractors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent timekeeping skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills

Personal qualities

  • The ability to maintain consistently high standards and promote the company’s core Values
  • Attention to detail and ability to apply practical thinking in problem solving
  • Integrity, honesty, and enthusiasm
  • Eager to learn new systems and technologies
  • Enthusiastic, willing, and hard working
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated drive and hunger
  • Proactive

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Upon completion of your training and once you have proved yourself it is possible, we will offer you a position as a Fire and Security Engineer.

Things to consider

Full clean driving license is essential (due to the nature of the role).

The benefits of the role may include:

  • Mobile/Tablet
  • Company van
  • Fuel card
  • Uniform

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

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About the employer

Our story began in Bognor Regis, at the tail end of 1999, to a backdrop of millennium domes and millennium bugs. At a time when Robbie Williams and Westlife ruled the charts, and Woody, Buzz & the round up gang were on the big screen in Toy Story 2.

A lot has changed since then, but from the outset, our goal has been to provide only the highest quality fire & life safety solutions, which would set us apart from our competitors. We have never wanted to be the biggest, but we do want to be the best.

Established by Graham Reynolds, himself an engineer, we have always had a strong technical background. This is a fundamental part of our business and something we continue to enjoy today, with over 40 years of industry knowledge and experience to draw upon.

As part of our continued and sustainable growth, we now operate and work with clients across many market sectors in West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Dorset, and Berkshire. Thanks to our delivery of service, we have also developed a number of long-standing relationships with clients a little further afield within London, Oxford, Northampton, even South Wales!

We are a dynamic, forward thinking, independent business, and continue to embrace new technologies, enhance our services, and adapt to the needs of our clients. This is why we have most recently expanded our technical capabilities to allow us to offer electronic security systems. These systems complement our existing fire & life safety portfolio and build on our reputation as a total solutions provider.


Southern Fire Alarms Ltd


Eastleigh Railway Station

Southampton Road


SO50 9FL

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Additional location information

The apprentice will ideally need to reside in or close to Winchester or Southampton. The area covered by SFA is Dorset to Eastbourne and generally below the M25, we do however have some sites outside of this area.


Training provider


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

Level 3 Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will attend sites (industrial, commercial, public, and retail) with a qualified engineer to service and install to a high standard, fire and/or security systems which include but not limited to audible and remote signalling fire and Intruder alarms, Access control and CCTV systems.

Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Level 3 (A level)

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