Apprentice Fire and Security Design Engineer - Birmingham JOHNSON CONTROLS BUILDING EFFICIENCY UK LIMITED

You’ll work with innovative design technology and solutions in the fire and security sector. You'll learn hands-on, how to design fire and security systems and contribute to a diverse range of projects. Mentored by experienced design engineers you'll gain real-world experience, with access to top training facilities.

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Closing date: 22 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive basic salary with fantastic additional earning potential - Enjoy 25 days holiday plus bank holidays - Uniform, personal protection equipment, and ongoing training -Earn extra with Overtime pay.

  • Working week

    Days to be be confirmed between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm or as per business needs.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will join the design department that specializes in creating fire and security systems for industrial, commercial, and residential markets
  • An experienced design engineer will guide you, teaching you the fundamentals of design engineering
  • You will familiarise yourself with tools like AutoCAD, Revit 3D modelling, and other design-specific software to gain direct experience in system design
  • This apprenticeship is a highly technical role where you'll create detailed designs and calculations for various fire and security systems, complying with industry and legislative standards
  • You will visit client locations, collaborate with colleagues to conduct surveys, and develop design plans based on the gathered information

How you will do it:  

  • On-the-Job Work Experience: You'll spend significant time at our client sites, where you will get the opportunity to put into practice skills learned at college in a real world setting
  • Collaboration with Qualified Engineers: Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll work closely with qualified Johnson Controls Engineers who will serve as mentors, guiding you in developing your design skills. This collaborative environment ensures that you receive the support and guidance needed to succeed in your role
  • Opportunities for Growth: Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll have the opportunity to grow and apply the skills and knowledge gained in college in a real workplace setting
  • This experiential learning approach ensures that you develop both technical competencies and practical skills essential for success in the world of design engineering

The training you will be getting

  • You will be enrolled on a Engineering Design and Draughts-person Level 3 Apprenticeship ran by our training partners Train’d up that you will study alongside your new role. You’ll enjoy the full support of your mentor and our dedicated apprentice training team.
  • Travel and Accommodation: If you're required to stay away from home for college or work-related purposes, the company will cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals. This ensures that you can focus on your education and training without financial burden.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion, a number of internal engineering opportunities within the company will be available to you
  • All of our apprentices immediately move into full time permanent positions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, purpose led, customer driven, future focused


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
Other Driving Licence (Grade Full) Essential

Things to consider

This exciting opportunity does require travel to clients sites where you will be working with our highly skilled engineers.

About the employer

Johnson Controls is a global leader in technology and industry, serving customers in over 150 countries. Our focus is on creating intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure. We invite individuals with a passion for engineering to join us in shaping a better tomorrow through our diverse projects and opportunities.




8 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park



B32 1AL


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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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

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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