Trainee Fire & Security Engineer

Ready to take your technical abilities to the next level?

Where better to start than with The Prestige Awards’ 2022 winners of ‘Fire Protection Service of the Year’?!

At WFP, we’re truly invested in your growth and progression. Our aim is to train and nurture the best engineering team in the country to help us continue to keep our customers in the commercial industry safe and legally compliant, as we have done since 2003.

If you’ve got work experience in a technical role, be it with electrics or electronics, this is the perfect chance to hone those transferable skills in a vocational career as a fire and security engineer. (We even have an electrical division, so there’s lots of opportunities to learn and become a well-rounded engineer!)

Read on down the page to learn more about us and what your career will look like, and if you’re ready to get going, hit the button below!

You'll Love:

Fixing problems and understanding how things work

A challenge and no two days which are the same

Learning and growing your technical abilities

The idea of working with and around people

Your Role in Brief:

Permanent role

Full-time: Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00

Salary: Starting at £19,760 (Depending on Experience)

Serving Customers in Essex, London & Home Counties

Watch Your Career Fly with WFP!

Once you start, you’ll be set up with a bespoke training program suited to the skill-set you currently have, where you’ll be taught and supported each day by our Technical Director, Barry.

Our in-house training academy will mix practical and theory, with panels on the wall where you can experiment and get to grips with the systems we look after every day.

Once you’re ready, you’ll start shadowing engineers and attending visits alongside team members to help you feel confident servicing and fault-finding on fire alarms, intruder alarms and CCTV, as well as meeting with customers on-site. Then, after a period of 3-6 months, depending on how quickly you progress, you can get out on the road independently!

You’ll still be supported by our Technical Director to offer verbal support, plus you’ll have a one-on-one Training Day every month to help sharpen your skills and industry knowledge. Not to mention, you’ll take part in a ToolBox Talk every quarter to enjoy a fry-up with the Engineering Team and put the world to rights!

WFP engineers standing in front of trees

You'll Benefit From:

Engineers' incentive points system, rewards schemes, overtime opportunities & on-call allowance

Continual in-house training, plus discounted courses from the Fire Industry Association (FIA)

29 days' annual leave, including Bank Holidays - plus your birthday off (after 1st year)

Company van & tools provided

Entry to our pension scheme

Socials & team-building days

Company phone

Your Career Ladder:

Your engineering career path will level up according to your technical abilities, level of support needed and your team leadership amongst the engineering team.

This particular role starts off at Grade 1. Have a look at our tailor-made career ladder, designed to hone industry-leading technicians and engineers who love what they do:

Grade 1: Trainee Engineer

Collect information for tasks to be carried out and resource data sheets on products being used

Obtain a full understanding of equipment used through manuals and processes

Document key points of information to allow personal development

Grade 2: Maintenance Engineer

Having completed Grade 1, you will be able to perform maintenance on fire and security products we service

Be able to respond to a reactive fault and resolve common defects, with or without support

Communicate with ease and confidence with our customers on-site

Grade 3: Installation Engineer

With the skills of Grades 1 and 2 under your belt, you will be able to carry out the installation of systems, following drawings, design proposals and verbal instructions

Grade 4: System Technician

In addition to abilities honed in Grades 1 to 3, you should be able to perform fault-finding tasks with minimal support

Modify existing systems with written and verbal instructions

Grade 5: Commissioning Engineer

In addition to abilities honed in Grades 1 to 4, you should be able to fully commission a system from new and existing

Have elaborate understanding of the relevant standards and how to identify less common design queries

Be fully up-to-speed with products we use and have the ability to work on less common products through manuals and support

Offer support to your fellow engineers and be a point of contact for either customers or the wider team on technical questions

Grade 6: Technical Team Leader

Should be able to confidently carry out any of the tasks required in Grade 1 up to Grade 5

Have the ability to resolve more difficult and unusual problems autonomously

Act as a Team Leader on projects, reporting to and supporting the Project Manager

Oversee the workmanship of others and help improve quality standards through on-site auditing

Offer support to the wider team, such as the Service Desk, to advise on the components and logistics needed for quotations

Ideally, You Will Have:

Interest in working within the fire and security industry

A valid UK driving licence (as you'll be driving around a lot!)

Desire to work in an engineering role with technical applications

A keen attitude to learn and progress, individually and as a team

WFP Fire Protection of the Year Winners 2022

It's Your Time to Shine!

How to Apply...

You’ll be joining a team of people that operate like a family and talk to customers like loyal friends. If you’re driven, ambitious and a solid team player then you will find WFP a fantastic place to home your career.

Ready to join a team that’s got your back?

Send us your CV and a few words about why you reckon you’re right for the role.

Thank you for reading and good luck! (Kermits need not apply…)

Areas We Cover:

We serve businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too. 

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