2024 Professional Apprenticeship - Trainee Security Engineer

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2024 Professional Apprenticeship - Trainee Security Engineer (4305)

Professional Apprenticeship – Trainee Security Engineer  

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.    

Through our unique approach we are setting higher standards for our industry, we are redefining the future of construction. 

In response to recent regulatory changes, we're building our capability and competence around Fire Safety in Buildings, which is critical to delivering safe buildings during construction and in use. As a result of this, there are new roles developing in the industry, with passive fire protection (PFP) becoming a specialist area of integration throughout design, delivery, and handover of projects. This creates an unusually dynamic career opportunity at entry level.  

PFP is an integral component of a fire safety strategy and forms an essential element of the fire protection and fire safety in a building.  PFP systems are used to slow and prevent the spread of fire and smoke between fire compartment walls and floors. PFP impacts on all aspects of building design and is often a critical interface between the architecture, structure and building services systems.   

If you're curious about: technical design, collaboration, package delivery, quality, innovation, and knowledge sharing, then this role will be an interest to you. 

Role Overview  

We partner with our design consultants, suppliers, and installers to take a systems approach to engineering solutions for buildings. We harness digital tools and capability to design and deliver solutions efficiently from concept to handover. This ensures greater predictability of cost, quality, programme, and safety for our clients. Through the provision of smarter engineering-led solutions – focused on whole-life value and long-term performance - our technical team ensures the full benefits of this approach are realised for our clients. 


A Trainee security engineer will provide valuable support to our technical function and project delivery teams as we achieve our business priorities and client requirements. They are part of the MEICA Fire family, which works in close alignment with Technical Function, and interfaces with our business functions and operations. 

A trainee security enginner will need to develop a technical knowledge of multiple building systems such as, supporting constructions, building services, and safety critical building fabric. They will be working primarily with the PFP Technical Manager under the project PFP Technical Leader who will support their day-to-day learning and development needs. They can expect to be involved with a range of our technical and operations activities. For example: 

  • Design development and management 
  • Procurement 
  • Sub-contractor management 
  • Planning and project controls 
  • Knowledge sharing and industry best practice 
  • Assurance and compliance 


Throughout your career with us, you will be given the development and support from our experienced teams and work within an environment which allows you to thrive. 



North and South of England  


Apprenticeship Level and Standard  

Fire emergency and security systems technician (level 3)


Apprenticeship Provider   

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers for our apprenticeship delivery.  Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.   


Entry Grades  

5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths and English   

3 A-levels or BTEC or Equivalent   


Entry requirements  

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:   

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit     
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description, and they will differ from role to role    
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent    


The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?  

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged, and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.   


Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.  


   **The Professional Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2024**  






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Private Medical Insurance
Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Car/Travel Allowance (*Role dependant)
Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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