SECOM Plc is a world class company supplying tailored security solutions to homes, businesses and public sector organisations throughout the UK. We are a global organisation operating at the local level and committed to providing state-of-the-art solutions to all of our customers. Our strength lies in our reliability and commitment to customer service.

We are looking for a number of (Apprentice) Fire Engineer and Security Systems Engineers to join our organisation local to your area!

The candidate

  • Educated to a good basic standard with a minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent, at Level 2 or Grade A to C including English & Maths.
  • A desire to move into the Security industry!
  • Have a full UK driving license.
  • 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.

The role

  • 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 fault 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.

Why work for us? (Secom’s commitment to you as an apprentice):

  • A structured training program over 3 years to 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 their income via grading of their work and progress 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.
  • Excellent benefits – vehicle, phone, laptop, paid holiday, + career progression.


How to apply

To apply please send your full CV to