Electronic Fire & Security Systems Engineer Technical Trainer

Competitive plus benefits

  • Permanent
  • GTG Glasgow
  • Glasgow

We’re recruiting for an experienced and highly motivated Electronic Fire and Security Systems Engineer Technical Trainer to work at our GTG Glasgow South Street branch, with occasional travel to other branches.


Full time, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm. Occasional overtime may be required.

About the role

As an Electronic Fire and Security Systems Engineer Technical Trainer with Arnold Clark, you’ll have a proven track record within the electronic fire and security systems industry. You’ll be an excellent communicator, ready to share your knowledge and skills to effectively deliver course material to apprentices. You’ll also travel to apprentices’ own branches to complete observations of their workplace activities.

The ideal candidate for this role will hold a Level 3 qualification in the electronic fire and security systems industry, and will be ready to control and measure students’ progress against industry standards.

Day-to-day duties

  • Carrying out all training and education safely, according to Health & Safety, COSHH and other mandatory regulations.
  • Using the appropriate training and education methods at all times.
  • Preparing and using training aids wherever appropriate during training.
  • Assisting the Team Leader and Automotive Manager in maintaining discipline, and ensuring all trainees comply with company rules and regulations.
  • Controlling the compiling of trainees’ VQ-underpinning knowledge, including the completion of awarding body documentation.
  • Assessing trainees to the standards set by awarding bodies and the Sector Skills Council, as required for progress towards VQ and Modern Apprenticeship qualifications.
  • Assisting the Team Leader in the development of VQ training and assessment processes, so that they meet awarding body and Sector Skills Council standards.
  • Ensuring all learners receive training in current industry methods by keeping up to date with the latest technological developments.

Essential skills

  • An industry-recognised qualification in Electronic Fire and Security Systems or equivalent, and occupational competence.
  • A proven track record in fitting, diagnosing and repair techniques, as well as up-to-date knowledge of modern technology within the industry.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Competence using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Providing welfare support and guidance to both apprentice and employer when required.

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • Assessing or training skills would be an advantage.
  • Holding a Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
  • At least three years’ industry experience, not including your apprenticeship.

In return for your skills, you’ll receive one of the best employee benefits packages in the automotive industry, including free private healthcare, a company pension, company car, mobile phone and laptop. Work wear will also be supplied for carrying out your role.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to a satisfactory reference and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Discount on new and used vehicles
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer with over 200 branches across the UK. And you could be part of it.

  • Over 11,000 employees
  • Annual turnover of over £3 billion
  • 24 new car franchises
  • Retails over 280,000 vehicles per year
  • Servicing, repairs, MOTs and tyres

Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.