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SECOM Apprenticeship Offer 2022

Location: Bristol Department: Apprenticeships
The SECOM apprenticeship has been designed to support your development and provide a platform career pathway within the Security industry with a global Security company. We currently have 8 vacancies across the UK.

SECOM Apprenticeship Offer:

Fire Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard.

The SECOM apprenticeship has been designed to support your development:

  • Into a multi-disciplined engineer
  • Uphold our quality service provider ethos
  • Drive progress within our company
  • Develop a workforce that provides total security protections to our customer database

Provide a platform career pathway within the Security industry with a global Security company…

What are we looking for:

Desired skills:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • A technical mind-set.
  • Analytical in your methods.
  • Ability to use initiative to think through problems and find solutions.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to think outside the box, be curious and innovative.

Personal qualities:

  • We are looking for people who are focused, driven, and committed to the apprenticeship.
  • They need to be smart, polite, well-spoken, and mannered with a positive can do attitude.
  • Need to be punctual, conscientious, and hardworking with good attention to detail.
  • The apprentices need to be able to work well alongside other people.
  • All apprentices must have excellent communication skills and driven to provide first class

Qualifications required:

  • Educated to a good basic standard with a minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent, at Level 2 or Grade A to C including English and Maths or the new grading as a grade between 4 to 9. see appendix 1
  • A full clean UK driving Licence.
  • Funding Eligibility:
  • You must be at least 19 years of age.
  • There is no upper age limit as this can support individuals who may be looking for a change in career paths.
  • You must have lived in England for the last 3 years.
  • Not already be in full time education at the point of enrolment.
  • Not already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in the Security field. If elements are already achieved, then this may affect the funding available. Analysis of content will be required.

What will the role entail:

As a Fire & Security Apprentice your training will include:

  • Examine Fire and Security Systems to locate problems or issues along with recommendations in accordance with British Standards or regulations.
  • Test and service backup batteries for fire and security systems and check programs and verify systems are functional.
  • Diagnose system faults and respond where possible.
  • Mount and fix and Terminate Fire alarm and security systems along with ancillary items.
  • Maintain fire and security systems in accordance with the British Standards and Manufacturers regulations.
  • Review and understand electrical drawings or building blueprints and follow design details
  • Install electrical cables in accordance with the design drawings in all types of premises, including conduits, tray work and bracketry.
  • Inspect installations by others; review install methods and suggest alternative install ideas.
  • Read manuals and keep yourself up to date with the latest technology advances in the fire and security industry.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers, answer technical questions and offer advice. Grow very strong customer focus skills to provide the Secom quality service provision.
  • Program fire and security systems, reviewing and implementing the cause and effect process.
  • Understand the consequences of programming systems and their effect on other building integrated life safety systems.
  • Provide customers with a can-do attitude and actions.
  • Communicate with customers to identify their needs and assess their risks for both fire and security systems.
  • Provide out of hours cover along with working outside of normal working hours to maintain life safety and security system integrity.
  • Maintain our customer as your number one priority, keeping integrity and customer satisfaction as your key objective.
  • Provide team support to other engineers and colleagues when required.
  • Develop a network of support to maintain the quality provision.

What can you expect from us:

SECOM’s commitment to you as an apprentice:

  • A structured training program over a 2-3 year period to develop and provide you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected of our Secom engineers.
  • All training will be completed within your contracted hours of employment.
  • Ongoing progress assessments and guidance support /reviews, to meet the criteria standards and the On-the-job training and development.
  • A support network of technical and experienced engineers, who mentor your development and support your learning, assessment, and continual progress.
  • A quality assessment of your learning program and skills knowledge and behaviours as a Fire and Security engineer.
  • A guaranteed offer of employment at the end of the apprenticeship.
  • Access to a company vehicle (those who can meet our driver intelligence analysis.)
  • A 360° awareness of how the Security industry works and career avenues open to those who wish to follow certain pathways.
  • An above average pay structure that allows the apprentice to progress based on knowledge skills and behaviour development in multi-disciplined systems.
  • A career pathway of continual professional development.
  • A set of skills, knowledge and behaviours that make you stand out from the crowd.
  • The opportunity to join the Engineering Technical Council as you will have met the necessary competence and commitment standards.

Other areas of research you may wish to look at:

  • Official Sites : https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/
  • Fire and Security apprenticeships: https://www.a4fs.org/
  • IFSEC write up : https://www.ifsecglobal.com/trailblazer-apprenticeship-standard-launched-aim-plugging-growing-skills-gap-fire-security/
  • Apprenticeship adverts site: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/
SECOM Plc is an equal opportunity employer.