Fire and Security Systems Apprentice

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom |
Salary: Up to national min wage |
Posted: 20 Jul 2021 |
Closes: 19 Aug 2021 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: 210000PW-internal

About G4S


F&S - G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) is part of G4S Secure Solutions (UK), the UK’s largest private provider of security solutions. G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) is the leading integrator of fire and security solutions with a fully accredited 24 x 7 monitoring centre for fire, security and location-based services, protecting everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organisations and high security Government facilities.

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two apprentices to join our team in Belfast. 4-year apprenticeship programme helps people design, install, commission and maintain Fire Detection and Alarm Systems or Electronic Security Systems for simple and complex premises providing protection to life and properties from risk and danger.

The course is made up of 2 elements.

The Level 3 Diploma in Fire  Alarm Systems or Electronic Security Systems (VRQ) will develop your knowledge and practical skills for the sector.   It will cover elements such as Health and Safety, Scientific Electrical Principles, Networking Principles, Design, Installation, Commissioning, Handover, Fault Diagnosis and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems or Electronic Security Systems.   This element of the Apprenticeship is assessed through a range of multiple-choice exams, assignments, and practical work.

This is complimented by a Level 3 Diploma in Providing Fire, or Electronic Security Systems (NVQ), which allows you to demonstrate competence in the industry by developing a portfolio of onsite evidence.


Job Responsibilities (Working alongside with the current qualified engineers you will help with the following)

  • Attend calls for maintenance as directed by team coordinators

  • Rectify faults on the first visit where rectification is within your control

  • Carry out PPMs

  • Help to Commission small projects when required

  • Carry out any addtional tasks that may be required

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