Apprentice Security Engineer


Cambridge, CB23 7QJ

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 18 March 2024


Our company is a fast-growing security business based in the Cambridge area. We are looking for a forward-thinking apprentice to join our team. We provide high quality security installations and pride ourselves on going the extra mile to provide consistent levels of work.

Annual wage
£13,310 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Fire emergency and security systems technician (level 3)
Days to be confirmed - 8.00am - 4.30pm.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


3 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Skills for Security will deliver the Level 3 apprenticeship.

You will be required to complete all training tasks allocated during your block release weeks at the training centre and gathering any site evidence needed to supplement your studies.

You will be required to complete an annual assessment at the training centre and take part in any additional training courses that the company require you to complete.

Where you’ll work

Total Access & Security Ltd, Broadway House, 149-151 St. Neots Road, Hardwick


CB23 7QJ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Fire emergency and security systems technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with safety legislation, codes of practice, risk assessments, method statements, safe systems of work and apply control measures.
  • Complete functionality tests of systems and components during commissioning systems.
  • Apply and implement system design, planning and installations including additional components to existing systems.
  • Carry out takeover procedure, diagnose and repair faults.
  • Operate ICT equipment and systems to store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive digital data and electronic information.
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability, regulations and standards.
  • Complete functionality tests of systems and components during handover of systems.
  • Carries out risk assessments.
  • Communicate with others verbally for example, internal and external customers, colleagues, and managers using sector specific terminology.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, as part of a team. Consult and engage with occupants or others who are or could be affected by work (for example vulnerable, older, and disabled people) and respond appropriately.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders using sector specific terminology through written means.
  • Plan and install systems cabling.
  • Carry out maintenance activities on fire detection and alarm systems and their components.
  • Carry out maintenance activities on intrusion alarm, access control, video surveillance (CCTV) and their components.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths (grade 4)
    • English (grade 4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • IT skills
    • Customer care skills

    Other requirements

    This is a 36 month apprenticeship, full commitment is needed.

    About this company

    Why Total Access & Security? We feel very strongly that you should feel secure in your property and have peace of mind when you are out. We will supply you with modern and smart solutions to all your access & security issues. Customer satisfaction for the best possible price is what we set out to achieve.

    After this apprenticeship

    On completing your apprenticeship there will be further opportunities to progress your career with us.

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000238369.

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    Closes on Friday 30 August

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