Nick Palmer TV Star

Fire and Security Apprenticeships Plymouth, Devon


Please meet one of our team, Nicholas Palmer. Nick joined Universal Fire and Security in February 2014. He was 17 years of age. He was initially employed as an apprentice. He was integrated into the installation team to learn all facets of the provision of fire and security systems to a variety of commercial, industrial and domestic premises. 

 Achievements and Qualifications

  • 2014    BS5839 Part 1  2013 – Unit 1 Fire Detection Design
  • 2014    BS5839 Part 4  2013 – Unit 4 Fire Detection System Installation and Testing
  • 2014    TETRA Access Systems Levels 1 & 2
  • 2014    CSCS Operative
  • 2014    City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Electronic Security and Emergency Systems
  • 2014    Paxton Access Ltd Net 2 Essential
  • 2015    BAFE Theory & Practice of Servicing Portable Fire Extinguishers


During his apprenticeship Nick received both worked based training and college training. He was assigned a mentor within the engineering team to assist in his growth.


Nick is now a fully qualified engineer working as a Service Engineer for the company. He is a multi-disciplined engineer covering all types of servicing and fault finding. He has a designated service area covering parts of Plymouth and Cornwall. Nick recently installed CCTV at Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan, Devon which was featured on our latest blog.

Working for Universal is an amazing experience. Coming into the company at a young age and progressing to where I am today a fully qualified service engineer, working on my own or in a team but always making sure the customer is happy, this has been a great point in my life. It’s been a massive learning curve throughout the two and half years I’ve been here. It’s been a massive joy and experience to do it. Every day is a learning curve and there are endless possibilities to add to your abilities.’ Nick