During and After University

Specification Writer Apprenticeship Program (SWAP)

The Specification Writer Apprentice Program at Allegion is designed to help students/new graduates become a Specification Consultant.  As a participant in the program, you will develop the skills necessary to perform as Specification Consultants who actively educate, serve and interact with business partners.  You will learn to read, interpret and expertly analyze blueprints, door schedules and door/frame elevations and then recommend the appropriate hardware and electronic security products to provide a total solution to our commercial customers.   Outside the office, you will meet with architects, security consultants and end users to provide professional door hardware specifications and consulting for physical and logical security.  The schedule of a Specification Consultant includes various activities, allowing you to encounter new challenges and opportunities daily. 

As a SWAP participant, you will complete an 18 month training program.  Upon completion, you will be assigned to one of our many North Americas sales offices as a Specification Consultant.  *Assignment locations will vary.

Program requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelors’ Degree in Architecture, Construction or other related technical field
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Have related work or internship experience/s
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a creative problem-solver with strong technical aptitude and a solutions-selling mindset
  • Be geographically mobile for program location and post-program placement