Igniting Opportunities For Fire Alarm Apprentices


National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the vital role that apprenticeships play in shaping our workforce and promoting economic growth. This week-long event highlights the success stories of apprentices, employers, and training providers while inspiring others to embrace apprenticeships as a pathway to personal and professional growth.

Within any business, the value of apprentices cannot be overstated. Apprentices are the future of our business, the heart of our workforce, and the embodiment of dedication and growth. Joint Managing Director of Diamond Systems, Angela Bennett, is a firm advocate of apprenticeships:

“At Diamond Systems, we have a long history of promoting apprenticeships within the fire and security industry. All fire and security apprentices who join our business complete the Diamond Development Programme as part of their initial onboarding. This provides them with the skills and understanding of the basic tasks performed by alarm engineers, and empowers them with the ability to carry these out independently within their first few months”.

Why Apprenticeships Matter

  1. Hands-On Learning: Apprenticeships provide a unique blend of hands-on learning and classroom instruction, ensuring that our apprentices acquire the practical skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their roles.
  2. Innovation and Adaptability: Our apprentices often bring innovative ideas and a willingness to adapt to the latest industry trends, infusing our organization with the energy needed to stay competitive in a fast-paced world.
  3. Career Development: We believe in the power of apprenticeships to transform careers. For many, it’s not just a job but the beginning of a fulfilling and rewarding career journey.

Diamond Systems collaborate with local schools in Northern Ireland to promote apprenticeships through careers fairs, Young Enterprise initiatives, and participating in mock interviews. We also work closely with local further educational colleges including SERC and Belfast Met. In conjunction with our fire alarm partner, Siemens, we donated a fire alarm training board to SERC, to assist the fire alarm apprentices with their practical skills development.

Robin Hamill, Lecturer at SERC was delighted with the new training equipment for the apprentices:

“The equipment donated by Diamond Systems and Siemens will enhance the apprentices learning experience in the college workshops. SERC appreciates the support and encouragement the college and apprentices receive from key stakeholders in the fire industry.”

By recognizing and promoting the value of apprenticeships, we can all contribute to a stronger, more skilled, and resilient workforce, driving economic growth and innovation for years to come.

To find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at SERC and Belfast Met, visit their websites or careers fairs.


Igniting Opportunities For Fire Alarm Apprentices