Apprentice Fire & Security Engineer - Taunton SCUTUM GROUP UK LIMITED

A Level 3 Apprentice Fire & Security Engineer is required. Scutum Group are a leading nationwide independent provider of world class fire and security solutions and are looking for high quality Fire & Security Engineer apprentices to join their renowned 'Scutum Academy' in 2024. We are proud to announce the next intake of engineering apprentices to Scutum Academy who will join their Taunton team. Duties include: security maintenance and fire alarm maintenance to include CCTV/intruder and access control.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08:30 – 1700 (30 min lunch).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices will be inducted at Scutum Group HQ in Chertsey, and will be educated in the Scutum philosophy and what is expected of a Scutum apprentice. 

Thereafter, they will return to their Regional Company, where they will complete on the job training whilst attending 'Technical College Training'.

This would also include some office based training to understand the service / install bookings procedures and reporting and communicating with clients.

The role is training based and would be working towards a recognised level 3 accreditation in Fire and Security Systems.

Candidates should be reliable, motivated and demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach to learning and developing their skills, and a passion for the Fire and Security industry. A confident communicator is essential with good spoken and written English and computer skills.

A full, UK Driving Licence is essential. Candidates will be required to commit to working at various locations in the UK and be expected to work outside of core hours to meet the requirements of the role.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Security maintenance and fire alarm maintenance to include CCTV/Intruder and Access Control
  • Electrical and electronic principles - including codes of practice, commissioning, design criteria and installation, testing and maintenance techniques
  • Testing and maintaining different systems - including a range of fire, emergency, and security systems
  • System technologies - including storing, retrieving, manipulating, transmitting, and receiving electronic data across a range of information communication technology (ICT) applications
  • Using ICT tools and equipment - including email, mobile devices, personal computers, and web applications
  • Communications - including communication styles and communicating in a clear, articulate, and appropriate manner
  • Specialist fire, security, fire and emergency lighting or fire and Security Technician skills
  • Health and safety practices, regulations and legislation within fire, emergency, and security environments - including environmental compliance
  • Candidates will be selected via CV submission and Interviews.

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The training you will be getting

  • Full Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Standard

Functional Skills, in maths and English, if required

What SFS do:

- Deliver the Level 2 / 3 apprenticeship of your choice.

- Completing all training tasks allocated during your block release weeks at the training centre and gathering any site evidence needed to supplement your studies.

- Complete an annual assessment at the training centre and take part in any additional training courses that the company require you to complete.

- The apprenticeship standard you will achieve is the Fire, Emergency & Security Systems – Technician Level 3
College attendance is a requirement, this will be on a block release basis. The rest of the time will be spent working within a Scutum Company.
On the job experience and training partnered with a qualified installation/service engineer throughout the 3 year course

Employer / On the job training:

- Scutum specific induction training

- Panel Manufacturer Training

- Scutum Engineer will provide onsite training.

- Installation of equipment

- Install cabling

- Servicing on all alarm systems

- Commissioning on all alarm systems.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To become a fully trained engineer in Fire, Emergency and Security Systems. Be a valued employee of Scutum Group, with benefits including: - Company Vehicle - Competitive Salary - Professional Development - Health Assurance Programme - Death in Service Benefits.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

First Year - £18.5k increasing annually on successful completion of apprenticeship. Working hours 0830 – 1700 (although these may be flexed to fit with work requirements (30 mins lunch) The apprenticeship is 3 years and therefore, full commitment is needed.

About the employer

Scutum Group are a leading nationwide independent provider of world class fire and security solutions




Unit 1G, Westpark, Chelston


TA21 9AD

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Fire emergency and security systems technician

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jun 2024