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Apprentice Service Engineer – Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician FACILITIES FIRE PROTECTION LIMITED

We are an independent fire systems installer and maintenance engineering company. We require an apprentice engineer to join our small and focused team covering Slough, London, and surrounding areas, although occasional travel nationwide may be required.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. One hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Servicing and some minor installation and commissioning of a range of Fire systems.
  • Specifically working on large networked advanced electronics panels and systems packages.
  • Fault finding, testing and commissioning systems.

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

ST0154 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Comp)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional skills if required

College: Reading Campus RG1 4HJ.

Level 2 attend 2 days per week.

Level 3 attend 1 day per week.

Generic code to identify ILR programme aims 4342

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to you meeting the criteria required, there may be an opportunity to continue with us as a full-time member of the team, which could lead to an exciting and rewarding future career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Ability to work accurately, Good time keeping, Attentive listener, Able to follow instructions, Willing to learn, H&S conscious, Enthusiastic, Flexible, Conscientious, Mechanical aptitude, Self-motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired

Things to consider

• Some manual handling will be required as part of the role • Mandatory personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided • Company pension • Training and development • Progression available • £230.77 per week is the starting salary. It will be reviewed at the end of year 1 • Consider carefully how you will get to Work and Reading College

About the employer

Facilities Fire Protection Ltd was originally formed in September 1997 to design, install, service and maintain specialist fire detection and alarm systems, primarily in Co-Location Data Centres plus other numerous commercial and industrial premises. From the outset it was apparent that the growing IT sector plus the increased level of sophistication of buildings management systems require a particular need for specialist fire detection systems with a strong emphasis on providing a high-quality service backup. Facilities Fire Protection Limited strive to provide an efficient and personal service to all our clients, for both their projects and servicing requirements. Our company employs staff who are fully aware of the need to fulfil all the customers’ requirements wherever possible. All our personnel are specially chosen not only for their technical ability but also for their customer approach. Facilities Fire Protection Limited currently has a small but highly qualified group of personnel. However, continued growth within the IT sector means FFPL require further engineers who are capable of servicing and maintaining all forms of fixed fire extinguishing systems, hand portable extinguishers, fire detection systems (both conventional, radio and analogue addressable) plus aspirating smoke detection systems.








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Training provider



Mark Chen-Wishart


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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