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Apprentice fire and security systems installation engineer SENTINEL FIRE AND SECURITY SOLUTIONS LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join a reputable and renowned business in the Fire and Security sector. At Sentinel Fire and Security, we pride ourselves on expert solutions to support our customers and staff, through innovative thinking in a supportive and friendly environment.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5:00pm with a 30-minute unpaid break per day

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities include:

  • Uphold & maintain company image
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Ensure company tools are maintained & in good working-order
  • Demonstate a willingness to help colleagues & customers
  • Complete role-associated admin
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Adhere to H&S legislation
  • Installation of a variety of systems
  • Generate handover packs
  • Conduct pre-completion site walk/audit
  • Monitor emails regularly
  • Ensure timely & accurate information is submitted
  • Support Directors with ad-hoc duties

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will attend Yeovil College on a block week basis:

  • Year 1- 10 weeks
  • Year 2- 6 weeks
  • Year 3- 4 weeks 

Training includes: 

  • Level 3 Fire emergency & security systems technician
  • Critical Health & Safety knowledge for the achievement of the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card (CSCS affiliated)
  • Regular assessment to ensure deep & thorough understanding, with a clear demonstration of competence before attempting the end-point assessment
  • Functional Skills Maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be an opportunity for the right candidates to remain in full time employment and increase their levels of responsibilities upon successful completion of their Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Time keeping skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Desired

Things to consider

The majority of work will be in Dorset, Hampshire and Surrey. Ideal locations for candidates: Bournemouth / Poole, Southampton / Eastleigh, Portsmouth / Fareham, Winchester, Salisbury, Basingstoke (Or an area in between)

About the employer

With years of experience in the industry, Sentinel provide a reliable & friendly service. Our main focus is providing a service like no other. We are not a manufacturer so will offer a truly unbiased solution and only install open protocol equipment. All our staff are highly trained & regularly attend industry courses & updates ensuring that we are meeting the latest British standards. All staff are ECS/CSCS card holders meaning all works carried out are done so in a safe & professional manner.







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Training provider



Charlotte Gardiner


Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Level 3 (A level)

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