Apprentice Security Engineer Technician


Bookham Lodge Studio, KT11 3QG

Closes in 7 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 5 June 2024


The Fire & Security Engineer Apprenticeship programme provides a unique chance to gain practical experience while working towards a nationally recognised qualification. You will work alongside seasoned engineers to learn the ins and outs of designing, installing, and maintaining fire and security systems.

Annual wage
£14,500 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Fire emergency and security systems technician (level 3)
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


3 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

This apprenticeship lasts 3 years and takes place at Banham Academy in Earlsfield, London. Training is delivered via block release with each block lasting 5 days.

There are fifteen blocks in all. At the end of the apprenticeship, the candidate will take the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Level 3 End Point Assessment.

Where you’ll work

Bookham Lodge Studio

KT11 3QG


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Fire emergency and security systems technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with safety legislation, codes of practice, risk assessments, method statements, safe systems of work and apply control measures.
  • Complete functionality tests of systems and components during commissioning systems.
  • Apply and implement system design, planning and installations including additional components to existing systems.
  • Carry out takeover procedure, diagnose and repair faults.
  • Operate ICT equipment and systems to store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive digital data and electronic information.
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability, regulations and standards.
  • Complete functionality tests of systems and components during handover of systems.
  • Carries out risk assessments.
  • Communicate with others verbally for example, internal and external customers, colleagues, and managers using sector specific terminology.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, as part of a team. Consult and engage with occupants or others who are or could be affected by work (for example vulnerable, older, and disabled people) and respond appropriately.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders using sector specific terminology through written means.
  • Plan and install systems cabling.
  • Carry out maintenance activities on fire detection and alarm systems and their components.
  • Carry out maintenance activities on intrusion alarm, access control, video surveillance (CCTV) and their components.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/above)
    • Maths (grade 4/above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Resilience

    Other requirements

    Our work may require occasional flexibility to meet deadlines, which could include evenings or weekends.

    About this company

    NSI Gold & BAFE Certified, committed to providing the very best solutions to our commercial & residential clients for CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control and Fire Alarm solutions. We work with small-medium sized businesses and public sector organisations including global brands. We tailor-make technology solutions to suit our clients, so innovation and creative ideas are welcomed! You would be working with colleagues who have a passion for cutting-edge technology and providing excellent customer service, with friendly colleagues who will support you every step of the way. (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    The FESS apprenticeship is your gateway to a rewarding full-time position as a qualified engineer here at Southern Fire & Security Ltd.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000253540.

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    Closes in 7 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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