Locksmith Careers


Locksmith Career with Keytek®

Keytek® is one of the largest National Locksmiths in the UK, providing both Domestic and Commercial locksmith services for over 15 years. Over the years the Company has been able to build an extensive Engineer Network across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Engineers wanting to join the Engineer Network will join on a sub contractual basis, meaning that working hours and time off is tailored to suit their needs. At Keytek® we are able to provide all of our Engineers with the help and support they need from technical to paperwork in the form of the Technical Department and Engineer Liaison Team. Due to the Company’s continual progression and growth within the Industry, at Keytek® we are always looking for professional locksmiths across the UK and Northern Ireland to join our Engineer Network. If you are a fully trained, highly skilled locksmith engineer, please contact our recruitment team on 01202 711 195.

Working with Keytek® Locksmith

Starting your locksmith career as a subcontractor working with Keytek® you will be working as a mobile locksmith providing locksmith services to customers within your local area. You will be working attending customers both domestic and residential, so a good working knowledge of locksmithing is essential. You will need to be well organised, have strong communication skills and the ability to work on your own and promote Keytek® as a brand.

Here at Keytek®  we are always looking to expand our engineer network. If you are a skilled locksmith looking for extra work, we would love to hear from you. 

Minimum requirements

When working or considering working with Keytek® it is important to know we have a set of minimum requirements engineers must meet prior to joining our network. Our minimum requirements ensure that we can deliver the best possible service and that all customers can be assured they will receive the high standard that Keytek® commit to. All engineers on our network must be able to provide.

• A minimum of a level 3 in locksmithing or equivalent (however training can be provided)DBS Checked
• £2 million public liability insurance
• Your own stock and tooling
• Your own Transport
• All engineers must be DBS checked

However don’t worry if you don’t meet these specific requirements, our recruitment team are always here to help any potential engineer on achieving these standards if they are considering starting a Locksmith Career.

You can contact our recruitment team on 01202 711 195

What is a Locksmith?

A locksmith is a professional that fits, repairs and changes locks and attend work surrounding security. A locksmith will undertake various roles surrounding the security of both domestic and commercial properties and many will work as a 24 hour locksmith. Working as a Locksmith is predominately a responsive role attending emergency calls for customers experiencing issues with their security, either being locked out because of lost keys or various parts failing on Upvc door locks or wooden doors or windows.

How to become a Locksmith

If you’re interested in having a locksmith career there are various training methods and providers available to teach you the skills required to be able to work as a locksmith within the industry. Although there is no specific governing body for locksmithing many companies have set detailed skill levels and requirements to ensure customers will receive the best possible service. Choosing the right entry level can depend on your age and skill level and assessing which route is best for you. If you’re aged between 16 and 25 you may consider working as an apprentice enrolling on a government based apprentice scheme or alternatively undertaking a locksmith course. Keytek® run a range of courses tailored towards both locksmith new to the industry or locksmiths wanting to improve their skills. If you would like further information on our courses you can find this on our Keytek® Academy website.

Locksmith Career Salary

A locksmith career salary is dependent on a few factors; how many hours you work, how many days a  year you are available, if you are available at night and if you have a specialism etc. The more experienced you become in locksmithing the more jobs you will feel confident to take on, and the more jobs you take on the more money you can earn.

Locksmith Working 40 per week Average Salary per year
Highly Experienced£30,000

These figures are a guide only

Starting your Locksmith Career

For more information on the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy and the courses we offer please visit www.locksmiths-training.co.uk, call the Academy Team on 01202 711 195 or complete the form and we’ll be in touch. Contact Form