Advanced Security Technician

Advanced Security Technician Apprenticeships normally last for up to four years during which time you will attend our Training Centre one day per week for 3 years, following a Technical Certificate course. The remainder of your time will be spent with your employer on site carrying out security systems installation work. NWTC will monitor your Apprenticeship progress on a regular basis to ensure you complete your National Vocational Qualification (N.V.Q) at Level 2 and N.V.Q Level 3, plus a City & Guilds Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Training Programme

Apprentices will gain experience and knowledge in the following skills

  • Health & Safety

  • Install cabling for security/alarm systems

  • Install security/alarm equipment.

  • Testing security/alarm equipment and systems

  • Carry out site surveys

  • Commission and handover systems

  • Maintain security/alarm systems. 

Like all employees, apprentices must still receive a wage. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.65 per hour. However, as skills develop, many emplyers tend to increase wages.


February to August.  Most apprenticeships commence in September of each year.

How to Apply

You can register your interest in being considered for an apprenticeship, direct via our website, click on Register Now and fill in our form, include as much details about yourself as you can at this stage.

For more details on this you can cantact recruitment on 0151 6836.

Selection Test

You should have or hope to gain Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English, Science and a Technical subject or equivalent.

If your registration of interest is progressed you will be invited to attend our Initial Recruitment Selection Test.

Preliminary Interview

If you obtain qualifying results in the NWTC Initial Recruitment Selection Test you will be invited to attend an interview with one of the recruitment team at NWTC.  Some evidence of practical ability and an interest in Security would be advantageous.

Company Interviews

On successful completion of the above elements, company interviews are then arranged for the most suitable applicants.

Applicants chosen for employment by the company will normally start in September.