Apprentice Fire Emergency Security Systems Technician



Closes in 10 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 11 June 2024


Apprentice Fire and Emergency Systems engineer required to install and maintain Fire Alarm & Emergency Systems for EA-RS Fire Engineering Limited. Full training was given, including college block release. A full UK driving licence is an advantage. This is an exciting and rewarding role for someone with a passion for engineering.

Annual wage

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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)
8.30am to 5pm (with an hour for lunch - exact shifts to be confirmed)

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 7 October


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

The Advanced Apprenticeship is delivered over 3 years. Apprentices are required to attend college on block release to complete underpinning knowledge studies towards the qualification.

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) is delivered and assessed externally once all other criteria of the apprenticeship is achieved.
Apprentices are required to spend a minimum of 6 hours per week of their employed hours on off-the-job learning.

This has to be structured and evidence will need to be provided. Once you have successfully completed the End Point Assessment, you will be a qualified Fire, Emergency & Security Systems technician.

This apprenticeship aligns with The Institute of Engineering and Technology for Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Where you’ll work







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 or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 or 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

    We are a people and customer orientated business and not confined to a rigid structure, if someone is doing well, they will receive the rewards they are due. Once the apprentice has finished their apprenticeship and completed their first year with us, they will receive a thank you bonus.

    About this company

    EA-RS Fire Engineering Limited is based in Witham in Essex and are part of the EA-RS Group. The majority of work is within the Southeast of England and the bulk is within the M25, our systems can be seen all over the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. We pride ourselves on installing and maintaining bespoke Fire Protection solutions utilising the latest proven technology. Since 1998 EA-RS has evolved from being a small business into a successful company with over 80 members of staff at our Witham offices and over 500 employed within the group.. We have developed a strong reputation for providing a fantastic level of service, reliability and uncompromising expertise. This reputation has been earned by recommendation from satisfied customers, local authorities and large Blue Chip business providers. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    On successful completion of the FESS Apprenticeship, we aim to offer a full-time position as a qualified engineer within our company in the Service, Small Works or Commissioning Department at what we believe to be market competitive pay scales.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256455.

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