Trainee Life Safety Systems Engineer (Electrical)

£18500 - £19000 per annum
04 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
John Martins
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Trainee Life Safety Systems Engineer (Electrical)

LOCATION: Based from home. Swindon or surrounding areas *

* Predominantly South of England / M4 Corridor, though some training & works may require further UK travel, including occasional working away from home. All travel, hotel and subsistence costs are met by the company

SALARY & BENEFITS: £ Dependent on Experience + Full in house and external training, Uniform,
A vehicle, Mobile, Laptop, Test Equipment, PPE, Loyalty Holiday Scheme, Christmas Shutdown, PRP
Bonus scheme in development, private healthcare scheme & a pension option

WORKING HOURS: Full Time - 37.5 Hour basic week (Monday to Friday) - Regular overtime and weekend working opportunities provided

Leader Systems has established a reputation as an industry leading Life Safety Specialist. Bringing together high-quality products from only the best manufacturers they exceed expectation and provide excellence in the systems and services they provide.

Due to continued growth, they are looking to expand their existing team with the addition of a highly motivated and career minded individual to train in life safety systems engineering, Based from home.

THE ROLE: This appointment will be based from home and offers the successful candidate the opportunity to travel around the UK developing their technical and process skills with training on a wide range of life safety systems and equipment types installed within our blue chip customer sites.
Initially, the role comprises a 12 week ‘on the job’ foundation training period, where the more basic technical and statutory requirements in servicing, repair, installation, commissioning and project engineering life safety systems, including fire alarms, voice alarms, fire extinguishers, refuge & call systems will be covered.
Subject to individual assessment, we will then determine which route the successful applicant should follow in terms of specialising in a role, with options as below

a) Preventative Maintenance Engineer
b) Technical Support Engineer
c) Commissioning Engineer
d) Projects Engineer

Supplementary industry recognised external training will then be provided and tailored to the individual needs of the successful candidate, based upon their chosen role

This represents an exciting and rare ‘ground up’ opportunity to develop a career in engineering/life safety with a Company that cares. We have a proven track record of developing new staff from outside this industry into qualified engineers, offering the highest achievers a comprehensive package of benefits that reward hard work and success. Many of the best trainees we previously selected have earned further progression and now hold more senior engineer or management positions within our Company

Key Responsibilities:
  • To work fully supervised learning how to deliver various life safety system engineering
  • works as directed by the office and field management team in accordance with industry
  • standards and company procedures
  • To complete electronic reporting in accordance with Company procedures
  • To improve personal work skills through theoretical and practical in field and external
  • industry regulated training, with a view to progressing toward a specific engineering role
  • To always present and conduct oneself appropriately given the nature and importance of our clients


The successful candidate will have a technical mind with the desire and drive to progress within the fire protection industry. You will have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work well as part of a team. No experience is required but would be preferred.

A comprehensive package of training is provided and tailored to the individual needs of the successful candidate, based upon their previous experience and qualifications.
Key skills and experience:-
  • You must hold a full driving licence suitable for UK use, a maximum of 3 penalty points
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & emails
  • Enthusiastic and proactive with a flexible approach
  • Willingness and drive to succeed in further progress within your career
  • A general interest in electrical/electronic engineering
  • Fluent in English, ideally as a first language
  • Highly motivated
  • A fluent and confident communicator, both verbally and in writing

Desirable Criteria:
  • Grade C GCSE or above equivalent in Maths, English and any technical related subject
  • City & Guilds 231 Electrical Parts 1 & 2 / IEEE 17th Edition / ONC in Electronic
  • Engineering or equivalent
  • Any previous knowledge or understanding of life safety equipment, such as fire alarms,
  • emergency lighting, voice alarms, fire extinguishers
  • Previous experience of writing any Word or Excel documents with high attention to detail and accuracy

A supplementary industry recognised external training package will also be provided and tailored to the individual needs of the successful candidate, based upon their previous experience, qualifications and skills. This is a rare ‘ground up’ opportunity to develop a career in the life safety services sector
Does this sound like you?...
If the answer is yes please click the “Apply Now” button today.
You will be forwarded an online application form to further strengthen your application and we will respond to you in due course. Good Luck...

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