Apprentice Security Engineer GCD SECURITY (LOCKSMITHS)LTD

Due to recent business growth, GCD Security are looking to hire TWO new security engineer apprentices! The apprenticeships will follow the 'security' pathway. Working with experienced engineers, apprentices can expect to be carrying out Servicing, Installations, remedials work and fault finding on Burglar Alarm, CCTV and Access control systems.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a team while meeting tight deadlines.

You should be committed to developing new skills and gaining knowledge of the wider security industry.

The ideal candidates will need the confidence to deal with clients in a professional manner, be reliable, adaptable, conscientious and able to follow instructions. 

Areas you can expect to be trained and work on inlcude; Intruder alarms, CCTV systems, and door access control systems. 

The training you will be getting

Initially, the apprentice will work alongside experienced engineers, learning and developing in the field of security. 

The qualification you would be studying towards is the Fire Emergency Security Systems Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard. You will also work towards Functional Skills English and maths level 2 if required.

Skills for Security will deliver the apprenticeship training in block release at their Warrington Centre. You will attend centre one week every eight weeks. 

You will be required to complete all training tasks allocated during your block release weeks at the training centre and gather 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. 

The employer will mentor and coach you on the job. You will also shadow, learn and get involved in all aspects of Fire and Security Alarms.

You will be provided with full training on company standards and industry best practices.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you can expect to be working independently, but still very much part of the team in the event you are offered a full time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working, Communication skills, Customer care skills


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

Things to consider

The apprenticeship is up to 36 months and therefore, full commitment is required.

About the employer

WELCOME TO GCD SECURITY Here to help you protect your property and feel secure... Whether you are looking for burglar alarms and CCTV systems, or access control, physical security and locksmith services - at GCD Security we offer the ultimate, tailored security service. We care about our customers and providing an exceptional service.




13 Reform Road



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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