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.
Closing date: 26 Jan 2024
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
05 Feb 2024
08 Nov 2023
Level 3 (A level)
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.
- Company van
- Minimum wage rates apply for age
- 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
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
About the employer
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Fire emergency and security systems technician
Level 3 (A level)
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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