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Refrigeration/Air Con Service Engineer Apprentice COOLCHECK REFRIGERATION LTD

Coolcheck Refrigeration Ltd, is offering the opportunity for a highly motivated person to join our Service / maintenance team you will learn a variety of tasks and skills related to this position including repairs and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning units, within commercial premises.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00 30 minute lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking to offer the right candidate the opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship in Refrigeration & air conditioning service and maintenance.

In this role you will be part of a team / working with individual qualified engineers, working in and around the North East.

  • We will train you in all aspects of repairs and maintenance, along with the relevant training courses on offer,  
  • the safe use of hand and power tools and,
  • all relevant Health and Safety Legislation.
  • The role will involve some working outside in all weather conditions.
  • This role will involve verbal communication with our customers.
  • Working with one of our qualified engineers,
  • Carrying out reactive responses to a range of refrigeration and air conditioning breakdowns.
  • You will attend commercial/industrial based sites, together with large site environments, i.e. bakeries, factories, office blocks,
  • along with smaller commercial sites, i.e. general dealers, public houses to install various Air Conditioning & Refrigeration systems such as VRV's, Splits, Multi-splits & Cold Rooms
  • You will carry out the maintenance and repair of air conditioning equipment including service,
  • maintenance and repair of split AC systems,
  • VRV/VRF systems and heat pumps, you may also be required to work on specific refrigeration.

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

Full Refrigeration standard.
Day release to campus once a week.

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician
Level 3.

All apprentices must achieve a “Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1” as this is a legal requirement under the EU F Gas Regulation 517/2014 to work on equipment containing Fluorinated Refrigerants.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to be a fully qualified service engineer with a competitive salary for a long & well established refrigeration & air conditioning company. On the successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Time Management, Adaptability, Enthusiastic, Uses own initiative, Good Health & Safety Awareness, Flexible in working hours


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Five more GCSE's (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Working within the north east of England carryout out breakdowns on refrigeration & a/c equipment which will include working outside

About the employer

Coolcheck Refrigeration provide all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning services to a wide range of clients. We undertake service, maintenance and installation works on behalf of clients and other contractors. There will be opportunities to work in a variety of environments on all types of systems including refrigerated cabinets, cold rooms, cellar coolers, ice machines, bottle coolers, VRVs, cassette or wall mount air conditioning, heat pumps, extracts and ducted systems.







NE29 7TA

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Apprenticeship standard

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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