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Electronic Security Systems Apprentice

Norman Glynn Electrical LtdKildareFull-timeApprenticeship

The craftsperson is required to design, plan, risk assess, install, program and commission a wide range of integrated security systems in line with all the relevant Irish and EU standards. These security systems include Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV Systems, Single and Multi Point Control Systems, Intercom Systems, Gate Automation Systems, Perimeter Control Systems, Electronic Tagging and any other equipment relevant to the industry. The craftsperson is also required to compile system and customer documentation, demonstrate systems operation, train clients and system operators, carry out system analysis & investigation, maintain, repair and constantly assess theneeds for upgrading of security systems. At the end of the apprenticeship, the craftsperson will be able to demonstrate competence in the following skills:

  • Selection, procurement, safe utilisation of and storage of security installation tools, equipment and materials.
  • Assessment, interpretation and implementation of ETCI wiring regulations, installation inspection and testing procedures.
  • Installation of plastic conduit, steel trunking and plastic trunking containment.
  • Interpretation of circuit schematics, technical data, manufacturing standards and architectural drawings which incorporate IEC symbols Interpretation of equipment assembly, disassembly and adjustment procedures.
  • Completion and updating of job-related documentation.
  • Relevant basic IT skills appropriate to the trade.
  • Awareness of Health & Safety requirements for the industry.

Specialist Skills Installation of equipment in hazardous environments Installation and maintenance of: • Intruder Alarm Systems • Single/Multi Point Access Control Systems • CCTV Systems • Fire Alarm Systems • Intercom Systems • Gate Automation Systems • Perimeter Control Systems • Electronic Tagging • Standby power and battery systems • Lightning Protection systems

AE Security a division of Active Electrical based in Athy, Co. Kildare, are currently looking to recruit Apprentice “Electronic Security Systems” to join our existing team to work on a variety of projects in the Kildare, Dublin & Kilkenny regions

Work will include install, program and commission security systems including Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) Systems, Single and Multi Point Control Systems, Intercom Systems, Gate Automation Systems, Perimeter Control Systems, Electronic Tagging and any other equipment relevant to the industry

These 4-year apprenticeships programme (Solas) comprises of seven phases which include both on the job and off the job learning and on successful completion the apprentice is awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate. It is a challenging experience which guarantees you training to the highest possible standards.

We are seeking applications from top calibre, highly enthusiastic individuals who have a strong work ethic and are driven to succeed. We are particularly interested in candidates who are reliable individuals, must show eagerness and be willing to learn and have a strong interest in the sector..


Applicants must submit the following documents before 4th December 2023 at 5pm

1. An up to date CV

2. A cover letter answering the following questions

a) What skills, interest and experience do you have that make you an ideal candidate for an apprenticeship?

b) What is your career ambition after you complete your four-year apprenticeship?

The requirements include:

Completed Irish Leaving Certificate.

Passed Ordinary Maths at Established Leaving Certificate Level.

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