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Air Conditioning Apprentice CMS HOLDINGS UK LIMITED

Commercial Maintenance Services 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


    Overtime available if required Must give ½ hour travel to and from work

    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 to Friday 8am – 16:30pm ½ hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    20 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

This opportunity is open to all ages 17 years and over. Apprentice must hold full driving license. Driving to various sites learning from lead engineer on various sites. Vehicle provided

About the employer

Facilities company covering all areas of Mechanical and electrical services. Air conditioning, plumbing, commercial gas, electrical and catering. Based in Gateshead but covering national contracts in Scotland, England and Wales.




Tyne House Temple Street


NE10 0HN

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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