Fire emergency and security systems technician apprenticeship

Design, install and maintain electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties

A fire, emergency and security systems technician apprenticeship designs, installs, commissions and maintains electronic systems inside and outside simple and complex premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger. These include fire, security and emergency systems to detect intrusion, provide surveillance, monitor and control access to buildings, properties and sites, or to detect fire and emergencies. You’ll learn about the interconnection of equipment, programming, verifying performance or fault finding, and testing and maintaining. You’ll carry out planned jobs to install new systems, and modify and maintain existing systems. You’ll take a professional approach to customer service, which includes being presentable, tidy and respectful, as you’ll often find yourself working in and outside of customers’ homes and outside business premises.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements for the fire emergency and security systems technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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