Apprentice Fire Safety Engineer OFR CONSULTANTS LIMITED

This apprenticeship role combines study with learning practical knowledge of working for an engineering consultancy. Supporting colleagues with a range of tasks, including analysis of information, production of designs and computations, development of Fire Safety Engineering reports on simple and moderately complex projects, site visits and surveys.

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

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The role is that of a learning role, where alongside your apprentice (Level 6) degree, you will also learn by way of hands-on experience by working on live fire engineering projects, and putting into practice the lessons you learn during your time at university

Some key areas that you will perform are:

  • Developing your understanding of fire engineering and the role of the fire engineer on projects ranging from inception through to practical completion and into the buildings’ operational life
  • Developing your knowledge whilst working as part of a team within OFR to both understand and apply fire safety legislation and design guidance within the UK as a part of project delivery (for both our Design and Implementation Teams)
  • Developing a range of skills to enable you to carry out fire engineering calculations including smoke modelling, evacuation analysis and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modelling
  • Enhance your knowledge to be able to identify the appropriate fixed fire protection systems to support fire engineering design solutions i.e. automatic fire detection, suppression systems, etc.
  • Developing your communication and people skillset. This will actively support and enhance your ability to communicate with clients and internally across a range of skills, abilities and technical knowledge
  • Developing an ability to influence and negotiate (this will follow on from above communication skillsets)
  • Developing a practical knowledge of the construction, consultancy and property industry, including relative United Kingdom standards, guidelines and/or acceptable solutions
  • Developing your knowledge of technical software (such as FDS, Brisk, Simulex etc.), and the Microsoft Office suite

The training you will be getting

Fire Safety Engineer (degree) Level 6 (Degree with honours).

  • Training will be block release
  • Training location University of Central Lancashire Preston Campus

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Fire safety engineer within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You may be required to work at various locations.

About the employer

We are OFR Consultants, an independent consultancy dedicated to addressing fire safety challenges. At the heart of everything we do are great people. We now employ more than 100 colleagues from over 20 countries — the brightest and best professionals in their field who help us deliver on global projects. Together we offer clients pre-eminent fire engineering expertise — protecting people, property and the environment.







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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 safety engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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: 28 Jun 2024