Fire & Security Apprentice SIMON J STEWART

Based in Birtley, Spirit Integrated Systems are a professional installation and maintenance service for a wide range of fire, security and alarm systems. The company’s experience in CCTV, Fire Detection Systems, Access Control, Disabled Refuge and Intruder Alarms has fast established them as one of the leading specialists in this expanding sector.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5:30pm 1 hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fire and Security Apprentice at a growing company based at Birtley. You will be shadowing an engineer where you will be undertaking tasks that involve installation of Fire Detection Systems, Intruder Alarms, Access Control Systems, Video Entry and CCTV

This is an excellent opportunity to progress and grow within the company for the right person who is enthusiastic and wants to learn new skills

The role will be very varied and will include the following duties;

·        Working in line with health and safety guidelines

·        Installing fire and security alarm systems such as CCTV, Access Control systems and Intruder Alarms

·        Installing cabling – first fix

·        Using a range of hand held tools and cordless drill 

·        Liaising with customers on site

·        Updating paperwork on site

Salary will be reviewed every 6 months

It would be advantageous for the applicant to have previously studied electrical engineering at Level 2

Driving licence would be beneficial or be keen to learn – if required, you will be collected from home and dropped off on a daily basis

The training you will be getting

Fire and Security Systems Level 3 Apprenticeship

Required to attend Access Training on a weekly basis

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Long term permanent employment with progression opportunities within job role over time for right candidate due to expansion of the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Initiative, Flexible with working hours, Eagerness to learn


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

Things to consider

On the rare occasion, may be required to work away from home. On these occasions, the company will provide all accommodation and a meal allowance. The company also provides a basic hand tool kit, uniform and PPE.

About the employer

Spirit Integrated Systems offer a supportive work environment where seasoned engineers and managers will help you to develop and learn all of the skills required to become a successful engineer. There are also career progression opportunities for the right candidate. They have a track record of taking on apprentices that successfully complete their training and have long term careers as engineering within the Fire and Security sector and all of their team members can provide a wealth of knowledge on a number of systems.




Suite 5, Birtley Business Centre




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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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