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Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship - Fire Engineering: Birmingham

Blythe Gate, Blythe Valley Park, B90 8AE
£22,350.00 annually
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Fire Safety Engineer, with Arup you will develop your knowledge,skillsand behaviours in the following areas:
  • Understanding the first principles of fire engineering including: fire dynamics, smoke dynamics, heat transfer, human behaviour, psychological impact of fire on humans, physiological impacts of fire (tenability), combustion process, products of combustion, structural response and how they are used
  • Understanding and application of the legal and regulatory frameworks, statutoryguidanceand British and European Standard guidance in the context of fire engineering
  • Understanding,assessingand evaluating fire engineering solutions, systems, products and processes throughout the life the cycle of a project including design, construction and occupation
  • Programme and project management
  • Research, information management and report writing
  • Developing teamwork, communication skills and collaboration skills by working within other engineering professionals, regulatory professionals and with clients
  • These competencies will be developed through practical on-the-job training, working with experienced fire engineers and other professionals across the business, and classroom-based training with Arup and at university, following an apprenticeship pathway to an undergraduate degree in Fire Engineering

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • As part of your apprenticeship, you'll study towards the Level6 Fire Safety Engineer qualification
  • Our apprenticeships allow you to study for industry-recognised qualifications whilst earning a competitive salary. As an apprentice, you will study with a training provider, such as a university, and combine this experience with real responsibilities in the workplace. Your study pattern could be day or block release, or via distance learning, depending on the course that you enrol on
  • A dedicated mentor will guide you through your personal and professional development

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • When joining us as one of our apprentices, you'll enjoy the opportunity to study for a paid, professionally-recognised qualification in a discipline that will help you further your career
  • Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll have access to our online network. You'll also take internal courses. These cover technical aspects of the business, such as software, but also vital 'soft' skills such as report writing and working effectively

Our apprentices are employed on a permanent basis, so you'll continue to progress with Arup once you've completed your course.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade N/A) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade N/A) Essential

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