Engineering Apprenticeship (Fire and Security) PROTEC FIRE DETECTION PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

Protec Fire Detection PLC are looking to take on a Engineering Apprentice as part of the Fire and Security team. As part of your position you will deal with checking materials/equipment prior to deploying them into an installation and work within a small team to deliver the desired outcomes.

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Closing date: 11 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages would be linked to the Apprenticeship NMW however, this can be reviewed depending on candidate having transferable skills at appointment.

    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

    Start time varied between 7:00 and 8:30 depending on where you are deployed. Days and exact shifts to be announced.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Understand specifications, design drawings to enable this to be applied to system design/installations
  • Liaise with clients and communicate working practices
  • Work in varied premises from retail, warehousing, offices, healthcare, production facilities
  • Check, inspect and test work to ensure objectives are met
  • Report progress and any problems encountered

The training you will be getting

Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/5151/2
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/4344/8
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) Ofqual number: 603/6783/0
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 610/0180/6
  • No other qualification can be completed within this standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • With design and practical skills learned during the apprenticeship there will be possible roles in either discipline with specialisation available in either fire or security systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential

About the employer

Protec is one of the UK’s most significant industry-leading fire detection manufacturers. With experience spanning seven decades in the fire and security industry, we provide innovative products and superior services to exceed our clients ever more demanding expectations. From formation in 1968, we have built our reputation on solid and reliable systems, meeting the needs of a wide variety of applications from the 50+ years in the industry. This has seen Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd branch out to offer other specific fire and security services in the rail and custodial sectors alongside building up a strong brand identity in the fire suppression, voice alarm/public address and emergency lighting industries. We have an extensive project portfolio and are proud to export to over 70 countries, spanning six continents.




9-10 Morston Court

Blakeney Way

Kingswood Lakeside

WS11 8JB


Graham Hands

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Training provider


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


Clare McAuliffe

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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