Openview Security Solutions Limited has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Fire & Security apprentice. You will be working alongside different engineers to assist them in various duties and specifically with respect to their role as an engineer working on public safety, life safety and security systems.

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Closing date: 13 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Minimum salary will be NMW for apprentice, however this may be higher dependant on experience and pay may be reviewed after 6 months continuous employment.

    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

    General shift pattern is Monday - Friday, however some weekend and evening work may be required. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting the Lead Engineer with day-to-day reactive tasks
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn at all times
  • Have a keen interest in various security systems including Fire alarm systems, Door Entry, Access control, CCTV, Warden Call, Intruder and network installations
  • A desire to understand and promote best practice of electrical and electronic principles
  • Always follow current H&S guidance
  • Ensure working environments are safe, clean and tidy
  • Be punctual when attending sites
  • Meet targets for both company and customer

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

Upon completing the apprenticeship you will achieve a level 3 in Fire, Emergency and Security Systems.

The training will be completed with our provider Skills for Security, who are the leading provider of FESS apprenticeships.

The location of the training is in Watford and will be on a block release basis (generally 1 week every 8-10 weeks) with food and accommodation provided by OpenView if an overnight stay is required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following the apprenticeship, you can look to either specialise as an engineer down a particular route, or look to go down the management pathway as a supervisor, moving into a service manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Timekeeping skills, Ability to follow instructions


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

About the employer

OpenView is the UK’s largest privately owned independent security company and provides unique, innovative and technologically excellent solutions to meet individual client needs in both the private and public sectors. OpenView is also one of the UK’s fastest growing companies with sites nationwide, over 30 years experience and employing over 400 people.




Openview House

Chesham Close Romford




Jonathan Pedley

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Level 3 (A level)

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