FESS Workshop Assistant Apprentice ACCESS TRAINING LTD

As a result of growth in the popularity of the Fire, Emergency & Security Systems apprenticeship at Access Training, an opportunity has arisen to join our team. They will be fast-tracked through the apprenticeship and become a multi-disciplined technician. Duties include drilling holes/using a cordless drill and a range of hand .

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08.30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday 36.5 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

•         Installing cabling (1st fix) to relevant standards

•         Drilling holes/using a cordless drill and a range of hand tools

•         Mounting and connecting equipment (2nd fix)

•         Commissioning, testing, fault finding

•         Reactive & preventative maintenance

•         Liaising with trainers to set up workshop activities

•         Following health & safety guidelines

•         Liaising with trainers to purchase workshop consumables and maintain stock levels

•         Attending weekly day release sessions

Duties are expected to progress to include:

•         Supervision of apprentices carrying out practical work

•         Coaching of practical work

Applicants should have good IT skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

The training you will be getting

The successful applicant will work towards the Fire, Emergency & Security Systems Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard and will also apply for their apprentice ECS card.

Will be required to attend weekly day release at Access Training on Team Valley, Gateshead

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills for the right candidate who is enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Confident speaking in groups.


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade Minimum Grade A*-C / 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade Minimum Grade A*-C / 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Electrical / Engineering (Grade Grade Minimum Grade A*-C / 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Please note you may be required to work in small spaces, at height or occasionally outdoors.

About the employer

Access Training is an award winning training provider, based on Team Valley, Gateshead. We have been delivering training programmes for businesses and individuals across the North East for 40 years. We have a genuine interest in the success of the companies we work with and the people we train, and we aim to provide a personal, bespoke service.







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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

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

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