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Interested in a career as a Fire Sprinkler Installer?

Walking With The Wounded are working in partnership with BAFSA, and will be running a pilot programme which will be aimed at ex-service personnel from the North of England who are looking for a career as a Fire Sprinkler Installer.


All candidates will need to be able to work and train at our membership companies in the following areas:

  • North West (Manchester and surrounding area)

The programme will enable semi and non-skilled ex-servicemen and women to train initially as Sprinkler Installer. Once qualified you will see an uplift to trade rates of pay and the opportunity to earn generous productivity bonuses.

This offer is free training with a living wage and a career with BAFSA member companies to become part of dedicated, hardworking, trade-qualified workforce.

Trainees will earn c. £17000 pa during their training. Once qualified in IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation (QCF), they will earn considerably more.

The programme will be delivered by the Manchester College (TMC) and BAFSA supported by Walking With The Wounded and RFEA.

Each individual will be employed directly by the employer on completion of the CSCS and Health & Safety qualifications. This training will take place and be delivered by TMC initially over a 2 - 3 week period. Once in employment, you will be required to attend TMC one day a week on day release. The remaining four days will be spent within the workplace, working alongside employees.

The programme will be for the duration of 12 months. On completion, employment will be continued by each candidate that has undertaken the course. (Obviously this is subject to good behaviour etc.)

Employers will be engaged by BAFSA, WWTW and TMC collectively prior to any individual being placed with them. 


The Framework is a competency based national qualification, Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation (Level 2) that can be achieved with hard work and commitment to qualify you into the industry. The training is free and you will receive a living wage to allow you to complete your training.

The training offered will be:

• 1 day CSCS training to include the Card

• IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation (QCF) (Day release)

Essential requirements:

1. You must be physically and mentally fit.

2. Hold a Vehicle Licence with the ability to travel to site.

3. You must be free to sign a contract.

Preferred additional skills:

Experience working in a fire sprinkler installation environment and/or experience in plumbing and engineering would be desirable, but not essential.

The programme will enable semi and non-skilled Armed Forces Personnel to train as Fire Sprinkler Engineers to Level 2 which is achievable with hard work and will lead to an uplift to trade pay on qualification.

This opportunity will attract a good living wage (not an apprenticeship wage) which will be £17000 per annum and will support you through your period of training until qualified. Once qualified at Level 2, there is the potential to earn considerably more.

View the BAFSA webpage ( for more information on working in the industry.

The application:

To apply, candidates must provide an up-to-date CV and covering letter that indicates why they believe that a BAFSA member company should employ them.

Candidates should also indicate in the letter:

1. That they are free to sign a contract of employment.

2. That they are aware that they will have an obligation to travel to work and training when required. They must also understand that this is their responsibility.

To apply please send your covering letter and CV to: