Apprenticeship - Fire And Security Systems Technician, Level: 3 WESSEX FIRE AND SECURITY LIMITED

As a family organisation, Wessex see it as part of our wider responsibility to help to train the next generation of skilled tradespeople. Our apprentices are paid a competitive rate and receive varied, in-depth education and experience with the majority of our apprentices secure a full-time position upon completion of the Apprenticeship programme. Installing fire alarms, intruder alarms etc.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will be working Monday - Friday - 37.5 hours per week. Your normal working day will be 8am - 4pm You will attend college as a block release, which works out as 20% of your time.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will be assigned a variety of work and duties from servicing and small remedial works to new installations under the supervision of experienced engineers. Wessex Fire and Security install and maintain a wide range of:

  • Fire alarms
  • Intruder alarms
  • CCTV systems
  • Access control systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • Warden call systems

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

  • You will gain an NVQ in Fire emergency and security systems technician, Level: 3 
  • The apprenticeships takes 36+ months to complete
  • Our office is in Shaftesbury, but you will be on site everyday in different locations across Dorset, Somerset, and Hampshire
  • Our training provider is Yeovil College, who use a block release training style for Fire and Security Apprenticeships

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunity to join a reputable company with deep ties to the community
  • Become a installations or service engineer
  • Eventually the opportunity to develop into a manager or supervisor
  • Continuous training and development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Wessex Fire & Security are a family company based in Dorset, with over 30 years’ experience in the Fire & Security business both in domestic and commercial settings. Working on both commercial and domestic sites, carrying out a full range of tasks. The range of tasks and systems varies, and no two days are the same with excellent variety and offering an exciting opportunity for further training in all areas of the industry and health and safety practices.




N/A Wincombe Lane




Peri Rowe


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you have registered an interest, an application form will be sent to you and those successful will be contacted in due course.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2023