Security systems

Security systems

“The security systems apprenticeship will develop you into an expert in CCTV and alarm installation”

The security systems sector designs, installs, commissions and maintains electronic security systems such as intruder alarms, CCTV, access control, and fire alarms—all of which are designed to assist in the protection of people, premises and property. The sector provides an important component in the fight against crime, antisocial behaviour and terrorism, reflecting and responding to technological advancements. As a security systems engineer, you’ll become an expert in the installation, maintenance and repair of these systems, for a range of organisations and venues. The advanced apprenticeship also offers the opportunity to train as a surveyor, which would see you preparing quotations, planning jobs and negotiating sales. You’ll need a practical aptitude and the ability to work at heights and in enclosed spaces.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Must be aged 16 or over and undergo police vetting

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum