Security systems apprenticeship

Security systems apprenticeship

Skilled engineers who can install and maintain security cameras, intruder and fire alarms and card-access systems are in demand in a world of fast-changing technology.

The careers available range from installation engineers to system designers but many people start with a Security Systems apprenticeship at Intermediate and/or Advanced Level. Once qualified, you can progress to planning and running your own jobs, specifying the best equipment to meet the clients’ needs, working as a supervisor or manager, or maybe running your own business.

Employers are looking for people who enjoy hands-on work in different environments (indoors and outdoors), investigating and solving problems and who have good customer service skills.

On this apprenticeship you will learn how to install fire or security systems, rig them to control panels, test and repair systems and explain to customers how to use them. You will probably be working with technologies such as wire-free system links or infrared and fibre optics as well as learning general electrical skills.

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Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):


Job roles:

Installation and/ or maintenance of security, emergency and alarm systems

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Security –