Are you looking to kick-start your career with a fun yet challenging, hands-on apprenticeship? Do you want to experience what it’s like working for a leading fire safety solutions provider? Well, you’ve come to the right place. You will assist in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of our fire protection equipment, plus more.
Closing date: 29 Mar 2024
Upon successful completion of Year 1 annual salary £18,000 per annum in year 2. Upon successful completion of Year 2 annual salary £21,000 per annum in year 3. Upon successful completion of Year 3 annual salary £25,000 per annum in year 4.
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
02 Sep 2024
12 Jan 2024
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
This apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in in all aspects of our various fire detection, suppression and prevention systems. You will be an integral part of ensuring that our clients' facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art fire safety measures.
As an Apprentice Systems Technician, you will work alongside our technicians commissioning, maintaining and troubleshooting systems.
- Travel to sites throughout the UK and Ireland
- Assist in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of our fire protection equipment
- Learn to conduct regular inspections and testing of our fire protection systems to ensure compliance with safety standards
- Collaborate with technicians to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to our fire protection systems
- Participate in training sessions to acquire knowledge about the latest technologies and industry best practices
- Follow safety guidelines and protocols to ensure a secure working environment
- Maintain accurate records of work performed and report findings to supervisors
As you will be travelling between site, a driving licence would be required.
The training you will be getting
Formal training is delivered at HWGTA located in Worcester (WR4 9GN):
Duration approximately 40-45 months.
Year 1 includes 26-42 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects.
Year 2 would include 1 day per week to complete EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge.
Years 2,3&4 will be based in company developing skills in preparation for the end point assessment to gain your Engineering Technician Mechatronics Level 3 qualification.
You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment.
Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if needed.
There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Once qualified there will be an opportunity to progress within the company as a service/commissioning technician.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
HEREFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE GROUP TRAINING ASSOCIATION 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
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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