Industrial Refrigeration Apprentice - Field Based role- Leeds JOHNSON CONTROLS BUILDING EFFICIENCY UK LIMITED

Our industrial refrigeration (IREF) division delivers project solutions, maintenance & service solutions that support our customers manufacturing, cold storage and R&D testing requirements. You will be working with trained engineers located nationally providing project solutions along with planned, preventative & reactive works for our customers.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Your training will prepare you to be the direct contact for the client for site technical service and maintenance issues, when trained you will be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving industrial refrigeration/chiller systems within a set timeframe and according to a defined process, service agreement and customer needs
  • You will carry out system planned preventative maintenance as per contract requirements communicating findings and any further actions required or recommendations for system improvement, upgrades or optimisations
  • As an engineer, you will keep the customer advised on the service you are providing
  • Prepare detailed reports/technical communications on work carried out and submit to service co-ordinator & client as required
  • Health and safety will be at the forefront of everything you do, although often working without accompaniment you will be part of a team and contribute towards its success
  • We will provide you with a company van and the required role specific tool (excluding hand tools) to complete the field based roles travelling across the region employed to serve our client base

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

  • Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician level 3
  • As part of your apprenticeship, you will attend level 3 refrigeration and heat pump training course at the Growth Company. This course will be one day a week and you will be paid while attending this training
  • You will also gain a Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1 as this is a necessity for this position

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After your 3 years' apprenticeship you will become an accredited engineer, rolling off your apprenticeship as a graded engineer within Johnson Controls. You will then be a qualified engineer in the world leading organisation, offering you a wide range of opportunities to further develop your career and skill set.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths, Engligh (Grade C or Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Minimum of five GCSE's including Maths & English, grade 4 and above. Ability to lift, carry and climb ladders and work at height Adhering to health and safety guidelines.

About the employer

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. We create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work together seamlessly. Bring your passion for innovation and we will challenge you to help us create a better tomorrow.




3A Leeds City Office Park


LS11 5BD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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