Fire safety engineer apprenticeship

Apply science and engineering principles to provide specialist, fire-related information to protect people and property

As a fire safety engineer, you’ll identify risks and design safeguards to help with the prevention, control and mitigation of the effects of fire. You’ll provide technical advice to develop design solutions within the built environment at various stages of the construction process. During the fire safety engineer apprenticeship you’ll work across a wide range of projects, from high-rise and residential buildings, to shopping centres, hospitals and road and rail tunnels. Working as part of a team, once qualified you’ll manage and supervise a team of technicians. You’ll use your professional judgement and research-based knowledge to apply guidance and use mathematical or scientific skills to measure and evaluate risks from fire to people, structures and the environment.


Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and engineering

Entry requirements for the fire safety engineer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £36,000

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