Fire and Security Apprentice Engineer WALKER FIRE (UK) LTD

We think we're a great place to work, innovative and encouraging, if you have ideas and suggestions to make, you'll work well with us. If you take pride in your work and are dedicated with a great work ethic, you'll fit right in. Apprentice engineers will be trained in the service and maintenance of fire or intruder systems.

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Closing date: 26 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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

    WORKING HOURS * Between 8am to 5pm (some flexibility will be required with start/finish times) * You work from your home address * Overtime will be paid when working outside of your core hours.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000210339

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We have a collaborative working culture and encourage strong relationships between support services and field based teams, we can't work without each other.

We've a huge appetite to serve our customers and do better, we want you to grow and stay with us. It's a wonderful time to join our group as an apprentice engineer and we can offer you the opportunity to contribute and progress within the business across install or service divisions and disciplines.
We have both male and female engineers who've joined us from a variety of industries, and we have an incredible track record for long service, so you're guaranteed to work with dedicated engineers who can bring the practical and technical knowledge to life just for you.

Apprentice engineers will be trained in the service and maintenance of fire or intruder systems. The role involves on site visits liaising with the end user to carry out the routine maintenance of their fire or security systems.
During service visits, you will be working alongside your buddy, who will be an experienced install or maintenance engineer, you will gain exposure to a variety of Life Protection Systems and gain an understanding of the processes required to complete an installation or complete routine maintenance.
The systems you will work on will vary in type range from small to large complex multi-panel networked systems. Once you have a good understanding of all the install or service elements and completed your apprenticeship you will then move to our install or service team to further improve your knowledge Life Protection Systems. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will also be required to join the callout rota which is currently 1 week on call every 8 weeks.

BENEFITS

  • Company van
  • Minimum wage rates apply for age
  • Pension
  • Excellent career prospects
  • The positions available are within Lancashire.
  • Salary will be increased year on year providing apprenticeship criteria is being met.

Please get in touch if this exciting career opportunity sounds like it's for you.

The training you will be getting

In house training; both theory and practical, will be a good blend of onsite time with your buddy and this will be further supported with your apprenticeship. This will be over a 48-month period where you will complete an EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification 60173452 apprenticeship which covers installation and commissioning of Fire Systems. By the end of this apprenticeship you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Engineering Technician (EngTech) by the Engineering Council. This is a Level 3 apprenticeship, EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification 60173452.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Approximately 80% of our employees have progressed through the business to senior roles, and the main route for their progression has been as a result of their experience in our service and install teams.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Walker Fire UK Limited are part of the Moyne Roberts Group. We are an established UK Fire & Security Group which has expanded rapidly in the UK during the past 2 years. The North West based Companies in our group include, Walker Fire, Cook Fire, Westmorland Fire and Security, Keyways, Castle Alarms and GB Security, and we're continuing to grow and increase our national and regional footprint.

Employer

WALKER FIRE (UK) LTD

Address

UNIT 81

ROMAN WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

PRESTON

PR2 5BB

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Grace Gardner

grace.gardner@t2000.co.uk

0125454659

Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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