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Compressed Air Service Apprentice Consolidated Distribution Housing

This vacancy is for an Compressed Air Service Apprentice based in Crawley, West Sussex. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 6 months- £12,529.65, Year 2- £14,409.10, Year 2.5 - £15,129.55, Year 3 - £17, 398.99, Year 3.5 - £18,268.93, Year 4 - £20,958, Year 4.5 - £21,162,

  • Working week

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Fantastic opportunity to join CDH Group, a leading compressed air company, as a Compressed Air Service Apprentice. With a reputation for providing high quality technical expertise and a commitment to providing a first-class level of after sales service you'll be trained to the highest level.


Working within our Service Leads and their teams to learn and deliver technical support across the business, including pro active and reactive maintenance. You will work closely with engineers and leading compressed air manufacturers to understand the complete compressed air system and different applications.

During training, you will work alongside a team of highly skilled engineers to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance and to identify opportunities and implement solutions, to improve efficiency, equipment reliability, product quality, with consideration with regards to health and safety and the environment.

You will answer incoming phone calls and e-mails from colleagues and address their questions regarding ongoing work, as well as troubleshooting any technical problems they may have. Alongside this, you will support field engineers.

The long-term role responsibilities may include:

  • Service Technical Support
  • Work alongside the Technical Support Manager to support field service engineers in fault finding and coordinate handovers.
  • Be the technical frontline for stakeholders, ensuring that our established and potentially new relationships are maintained and developed through your professional approach.
  • For more complex problems that require instruction, you will also contact customers via phone and/or provide clear, written instructions and technical manuals.
  • Work closely with manufacturer stakeholders
  • Investigate and report on technical nonconformities.
  • To provide technical sales support
  • Projects Technical Support
  • Assist with CAD design and engineering drawings
  • Interpret technical specifications for projects
  • Brief in work to installation engineers
  • To provide specific support for engineering projects


  • Work safely, with regard for your duty of care to yourself and to others who may be affected by your work
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures at all times
  • Keep others informed of information that contributes to the performance of the team, department or company
  • Attend lectures, practical's and visits as per training provider learning plan

Skills you'll develop include:

  • Mechanical applications and solutions
  • Electrical wiring, testing and installation
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Process Control Systems
  • Compressed Air Treatment Maintenance
  • Compressed Air Equipment Servicing
  • Fault finding

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the four-year programme, an individual assessment will be carried out by CDH Group to determine whether a full-time position will be offered.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Good Time Management, Computer literate, Self-motivated, Flexible, Enthusiatic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

With the focus on providing comprehensive design, installation, commissioning and maintenance packages for compressed air, dryers, filtration, heat recovery systems, pipework, vacuum blowers, air conditioning and refrigeration applications, ACE Group (Engineering) Ltd offers a nationwide service built around industry knowledge and market-leading technologies. We install and service industrial air compressors and related products from leading brands including Gardner Denver, Sullair, Compair and HydroVane.


Consolidated Distribution Housing


5 Priestley Way


RH10 9NT

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Training provider



Grace Gardner

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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