Apprentice HVAC Service Engineer- Field Based role - Manchester/North West JOHNSON CONTROLS BUILDING EFFICIENCY UK LIMITED

Johnson Controls are the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet! We are on the lookout for passionate individuals to join our elite team of HVAC Engineers in the world of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning & refrigeration.

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Enjoy 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Gear up with a Company Vehicle, uniform, all personal protection equipment, and ongoing training Earn extra with Overtime & Travel time pay

  • Working week

    8:00 am - 5 pm or as per business needs

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Apprentice Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Engineer (HVAC) with Johnson Controls, you'll embark on a dynamic journey that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured education to achieve a level 3 apprenticeship. Here's what you can expect in this role:

  • On-the-Job Work Experience: You'll spend significant time at our client sites, where you'll be tasked with installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC equipment. This hands-on experience will provide you with valuable insights into the diverse applications of HVAC systems across various environments, including sports stadiums, data centers, office buildings, and more.
  • Collaboration with Qualified Engineers: Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll work closely with qualified Johnson Controls Engineers who will serve as mentors, guiding you in developing your HVAC skills. This collaborative environment ensures that you receive the support and guidance needed to succeed in your role.
  • Focus on Energy Efficiency: You may have the responsibility of optimising the energy efficiency of the buildings you work in. This could involve analyzing HVAC systems, identifying areas for improvement, and making recommendations to building owners to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Customer-Facing Element: This role combines manual work with a customer-facing element, where you'll interact with clients to understand their specific needs and deliver top-notch service.
  • Effective communication and professionalism are key as you represent Johnson Controls in customer interactions
  • Opportunities for Growth: Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll have the opportunity to grow and apply the skills and knowledge gained in college in a real workplace setting. This experiential learning approach ensures that you develop both technical competencies and practical skills essential for success in the HVAC field.

By embracing the diverse challenges and opportunities presented in this role, you'll emerge from the apprenticeship as a skilled HVAC professional equipped to make meaningful contributions to Johnson Controls and deliver exceptional service to our clients.

The training you will be getting

As a successful apprentice in our program, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in the Advanced Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship. Here are some important details about the program:

  • College Attendance: You'll attend college on either a day release or block release basis, depending on your location and the college's scheduling. This structured education component will complement your on-the-job training, providing you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump engineering.
  • Travel and Accommodation: If you're required to stay away from home for college or work-related purposes, the company will cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals. This ensures that you can focus on your education and training without financial burden.
  • Driving Licence Requirement: Given the nature of the role and the need to travel to various client sites, you'll need to hold a full UK driving licence. This allows you to fulfill your responsibilities effectively and ensures that you can access different locations as required.
  • F Gas Certification: All apprentices must achieve a "Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1" as mandated by the EU F Gas Regulation 517/2014. This certification is essential for working on equipment containing fluorinated refrigerants, ensuring compliance with legal regulations and safety standards.

By participating in this apprenticeship program and meeting these requirements, you'll not only gain valuable skills and qualifications but also lay a solid foundation for a successful career in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump engineering. We're committed to supporting your development every step of the way, and we look forward to seeing you thrive in your role.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there are many opportunities available within Johnson Controls to pursue

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Future Focused, Purpose Led, Customer Driven, Integrity


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 5 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 5 or above) Essential
Other Full UK Driving License (Grade Full) Essential

Things to consider

This exciting opportunity is field based, meaning that you will be working with our highly skilled engineers travelling between our customer's sites each day. Our work can also involve heavy lifting, working from heights and in confined spaces.

About the employer

Johnson Controls – A global Market Leading Engineering & Integrated Solutions company - Leaders in the Fire & Security sector with cutting-edge technology - Proud owners of a portfolio of fire & security brands including Tyco, ADT & more At Johnson Controls, we're dedicated to making a positive impact on lives worldwide, constantly evolving to stay ahead of competitors Join us and play your part in making the world a safer place! The power behind your mission




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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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