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Refrigeration Engineering Apprenticeship Star Refrigeration Ltd

A National Refrigeration Company is recruiting new Apprenticeship positions to add to their team of Installation and Maintenance Engineers. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Shifts to confirmed

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Star Refrigeration Limited have branches throughout the UK. They are recruiting five positions this year for their branches in Bristol, Newcastle, Derby, London and Northampton. These Apprentices will follow a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Programme over a 4 year period.

The first 6-10 months (dependent upon provider) of the Apprenticeship will be spent in a local Training Centre following a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. On completion of this workshop training the Apprentice will progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

This will be achieved through on the job assessment in the workplace. Apprentices will also study a Level 3 Technical Certificate during the first two years of their Programme.

During the Apprenticeship, the successful candidates will cover the following areas:

  • Service, Maintenance and Installation of Refrigeration Systems and Components
  • Health & Safety and Environmental legislation and working practices
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Safe Handling of Refrigerants (Including Ammonia and CO2)
  • Electrical Systems
  • Communication and Customer Care

We offer a competitive salary structure with 6 monthly increments providing training milestones are met and generous company benefits.

Please note that Star Refrigeration can be flexible on a start date based on candidate availability.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be able to follow instruction closely with a practical and methodical approach
  • Good communication skills are essential

Personal qualities

  • You must be motivated, with an enthusiastic desire to work in Engineering

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in mathematics, English Language and a Science subject

Future prospects

  • On completion of their programme, successful Apprentices will have every opportunity of progressing within the Company's Engineer Grading Structure

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Star Refrigeration are the UK's largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company. Founded in 1970, Star have been pioneering natural refrigeration and heating technology for the benefit of our customers, staff and environment alike.


Star Refrigeration Ltd


Unit A8

Imperial Business Estate


DA11 0DL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sunderland Engineering Training Association Ltd


Nathan Lyle 0191-416-2860

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
  • Technical Certificate - Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply at it is essential that you quote either StarBristol, StarNewcastle, StarDerby, StarLondon or StarNorthampton

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2022