Engineering Technician Technical Support Level 3 Apprentice CARLTON SERVICES UK LTD

We are looking to recruit a commercial engineering apprentice that we will train up to become a service & maintenance catering equipment engineer covering the South West. We will put you through relevant gas training, Health & Safety and other courses and provide you with the support you need to become a good all round engineer

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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, 8.00am - 5.00pm. 1 hour a day for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a commercial catering apprentice to join our business and work alongside other engineers, learning the trade and attending training courses to gain the necessary skills to eventually go out on their own to carry out service & maintenance to commercial catering equipment.

The apprentice will learn how to:

  • Diagnose faults with commercial gas and electrical catering equipment, including glass & dishwashers and how to carry out routine maintenance and gas safety inspection
  • They will be taught how to highlight faults, at risk situations and instances where equipment needs to be disconnected for Health & Safety reasons
  • They will follow processes for how to identify these faults, working safely and efficiently
  • They will also learn how to install new gas pipework, including gas interlock control systems for the safe operation of the kitchen and how to safely install, commission and operate the equipment to demonstrate to the customer how to use at the end of an installation
  • There is a heavier reliance on electrical equipment these days so there is more and more demand for installing these items, however it will not include running in new power supplies it will be connecting up to a local source of operation and testing
  • There will also be a small amount of water pipework as a lot of equipment requires a water supply and a drainage connection.
  • Fault finding, attention to detail, safe working practices and testing and high standards are required in this role where you will eventually have a very good understanding of gas, electricity and water
  • There may be a requirement for an apprentice to work overtime in the evenings or weekends, and once qualified there will be a requirement to be on standby rota and to work late at short notice if the job requires it

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

What is delivered?

  • Level 2 Foundation competence qualification (Practical units broad based skills)
  • Level 3 Development Competence qualification (Practical work based units)
  • Level 3 Development Technical knowledge qualification (Theory based units broad based knowledge

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We have a supervisor & a manager in the department at present who have both spent a number of years in the trade, there will be positions opening up as these engineers come to retirement age in 10-15 years

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, mechanical, electrical, engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

A driving license would be a great asset but not essential, well presented and polite. You will be out working with engineers every day so would advise a packed lunch. We may need to get you DBS checked for certain sites. There may be a requirement for an apprentice to work overtime in the evenings or weekends

About the employer

We are a commercial catering, refrigeration & air conditioning company that have been trading for 45 years and are looking to bring on the next generation of engineers.








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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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