As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, we share Jonathan Jeynes, our Fire Alarm Systems Engineer Apprentice inspiring story. Jonathan has been with Chubb for a year and a half and mainly works on the maintenance of fire systems. He is an extremely enthusiastic engineer who thrives off collaboration and is always eager to learn. 

How did you come across the Chubb Apprenticeship Programme? 

I came across the Chubb Apprenticeship Programme on LinkedIn. I’ve always wanted to be an engineer of some type, since I’ve always been more of a practical person rather than a theoretical person. I had a read through the advert and thought this would be a fantastic opportunity, not only because I would be working for a well-known organisation, but also because it offer a variety of engineering roles, which was something I was looking for. I didn’t hesitate to apply, and the rest is history. 

Why did you want to join Chubb as an apprentice? 

I already knew about Chubb before I applied due to its reputable brand name and global presence. I also had some family who used to work for Chubb a long time ago, specifically working with fire extinguishers. I heard through the grapevine that my family members who worked at Chubb all really enjoyed their jobs, especially working with great people.  

What’s the best part about your job? 

I really enjoy the structure of the Chubb Apprenticeship. It consists of five weeks out on-site with another engineer or out on my own. Then a week of training in our head office in Blackburn every six weeks. I love the balance of work and learning about something new and implementing it into my job once the training is complete. It’s also great to meet the other engineers from across the UK and Ireland at the training. The training is also very thorough and teaches us everything we need to know to do our jobs to the highest standard that Chubb is known for. 

What are the key skills you’ve learnt so far? 

I think one of the key skills you learn as an apprentice is how to interact with people and enhancing your people skills, especially as an engineer that engages with customers on a day-to-day basis. Chubb is committed to putting its people first, and the company provides great exposure to learn from people, ask questions and truly understand and engage with customers. My people skills have really improved from when I first started my apprenticeship and have helped me in my day-to-day job, especially when I’m at a customer site. You want to ensure you make them feel as comfortable and safe as possible. I truly believe that if you have good people skills, you’re one step closer to being a great engineer.  

What’s the best part about working for Chubb? 

I feel proud working for a global organisation and implementing the high standards and service the organisation is known for. Whenever I speak to customers on-site, they always say that they’re more comfortable with Chubb because it’s such a well-known organisation which they can trust. 

The people also make it a great place to work. People within Chubb are always there to support me. Even if I ask simple questions, there is always someone there to answer my questions and point me in the right direction. I feel very well supported in my role, whether this is by management, office staff, admin, or anyone else from across the business.  

Would you recommend the Chubb Apprenticeship Programme and why? 

I would absolutely recommend the Chubb Apprenticeship Programme to anyone leaving school to those who are even a bit older like myself. It’s a well-structured programme that you learn a lot from. I’ve been given so many opportunities, which I’ve taken advantage of throughout my time at Chubb – the opportunities are endless. The Chubb Apprenticeship Programme was one of the best apprenticeships I saw being advertised. Chubb strives to put its people first, and you can genuinely see this when you speak to employees from across the business and the pride they have in the business.