Air Conditioning Maintenance Apprentice Aircon Group Ltd

A leading family operated HVAC company with a growing branch in South Yorkshire is seeking a driven and motivated candidate to join a busy team with a large customer base. This role involves supporting experienced air conditioning engineers with preventative maintenance. Offering a reliable, quality service is paramount.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    We are committed to paying all apprentices the living wage. Pay rates are reviewed twice a year and dependent on skills and experience and the cost of living.

    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 8.30am to 4.30pm Overtime is available on evenings and weekends. Some flexibility is required for sites that are further away and may require an overnight stay as opposed to excessive travel in one day.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Due to the successful growth of an existing long-term contract, we are now seeking to add to our maintenance team and employ three air conditioning maintenance apprentices.

This role is predominantly based in Prison’s; therefore, the candidate must be 21 years of age or older, they must pass an enhanced DBS check and the prison service vetting procedure.

No previous associated qualifications or experience is required for this role. An excellent opportunity for those looking to get on the career ladder or for those seeking a change in career.

  • Planned, preventative maintenance of HVAC and associated plant.
  • Customer focused with good communication skills. 
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • An interest in engineering, cooling, heating, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Ability to use own initiative.

The training you will be getting

We are committed to supporting members of our team to learn new skills and gain valuable experience.

In the first year of the apprenticeship you will attend industry standard training and gain your Safety Passport, Asbestos Awareness, Working at Height qualifications as a minimum.

Our Senior Engineers provide hands-on training in our workshops on purpose built training rigs.

You will then attend an F-Gas (2079) course which then enables you to join the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump NVQ Level 2.

The course is delivered by Hartlepool College, you will be expected to go in to the college to complete multiple choice tests but all other coursework is delivered in the workplace or by our Training Manager who will visit branch or you are welcome to go to head office in Teesside and train with other apprentices.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Air Conditioning Engineer and/or Refrigeration Engineer 

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pumps Level 3

Senior HVAC Engineer

  • 18th edition Electrical 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4 / C) Desired

About the employer

An award winning HVAC and Refrigeration Company established in the region for 60 years. We are firm believers that the customer comes first, quality is key and building relationships with both suppliers and customers is paramount to Aircon Groups success. We work nationwide, from Scotland in the north to Cornwall in the south, there may be times when you are away from home supporting the install team on a large job. Aircon Group have another office in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire and an office in Ripon, North Yorkshire. We are a very friendly team, committed to growing the business in the coming years.


Aircon Group Ltd


11a Goldthorpe Industrial Estate

Commercial Road


S63 9BL


Sophie McJimpsey

01709 367001

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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