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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice UPNORTH ENGINEERING SERVICES LIMITED

UPNorth Group is at the forefront of energy efficiency and innovation, which makes it a great place to work and learn. We are looking to bring in an apprentice into the company and teach them through practical experience and qualifications to become a qualified Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Engineer.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Due to the nature of the work some overtime and working away from home will be required

  • Working week

    Hours of work are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with a ½ hour unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will learn all aspects of

  • service, maintenance and installation of a wide range of air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment.
  • Working on various clients’ premises with qualified engineers, attending callouts and assisting on maintenance contracts, filling out necessary paperwork and adhering to company and clients.
  • Health and Safety procedures.

Day to day tasks will include;

  • Learn how to Service, Maintain and Install commercial Air con and Refrigeration units.
  • Repair any faults on Air Con and Refrigeration systems.
  • Attend commercial / industrial based 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.
  • Carry out pre-planned repair works on Air Conditioning equipment.
  • Understand client requirements to ensure successful delivery of works

Applicants must be aged over 18 due to the nature of the work, and the number of working hours required each week and some working away from home will be required. 

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Professional Attitude towards


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

A driving license would be advantageous, or willingness to obtain this before the end of the apprenticeship programme. Applicants must be aged over 18 due to the nature of the work, and the number of working hours required each week. Some working away from home will be required.

About the employer

UPNorth Engineering Services Specialise in the design, supply installation and commissioning of mechanical and electrical services. Our client’s premises include but not limited to Commercial Offices, Restaurants, Factories and Data Centres.




Merlin House Princesway

Team Valley Trading Estate


NE11 0NF

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Apprenticeship standard

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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