Due to planned internal growth Fire Defence Servicing is recruiting a Trainee Design Engineer.

Fire Defence Servicing is a family-run business based in North Devon and specialises in the Fire Suppression Industry throughout the UK.

As a Trainee Design Engineer, you will learn the rules, regulations, products, programmes, sequences and project specifications while also gaining project experience.

You will gain experience in all areas of the business with training on-site in the head office and via remote training courses.

Within 2-4 years you shall become a qualified Sprinkler Design Engineer. Once trained you will have the opportunity to progress your career path within the sprinkler industry in various roles.

You will learn the following aspects of sprinkler design:

  • Produce detailed plans and sections of sprinkler systems
  • Carry out site surveys
  • Attend design team meetings to coordinate services
  • Produce hydraulic calculations
  • Size sprinkler fire pumps and tanks
  • Request information from internal and external clients
  • Carry out purchase ordering
  • Carry out internal reviews on the project that you may or may not be involved with


  • You must have a grade of C or above in maths.
  • Excellent IT skills with working knowledge of Microsoft packages to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proven verbal and written English communication skills
  • Track record in finding solutions to problems within deadlines
  • Proven ability to organise self and others
  • Methodical with attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD either in 2D, 3D or Revit

What we offer

  • Salary range between £17,000 – £21,000.00per annum
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension
  • Development opportunities

In the first instance please contact kjohns@fire-defence.com

No Agencies on this occasion, please.