You’ll work with innovative design technology and solutions while building new skills, applying your knowledge to real-world live projects. You'll learn hands-on, how to design systems and contribute to a diverse range of projects. Mentored by experienced engineers you'll gain real-world experience, with access to top training facilities.

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Closing date: 22 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive basic salary with fantastic additional earning potential - Enjoy 25 days holiday plus bank holidays - Uniform, personal protection equipment, and ongoing training -Earn extra with Overtime pay.

  • Working week

    Days to be be confirmed between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm or as per business needs.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Based at our Nottingham production facility, you'll learn key concepts related to all products and equipment for our Global Marine and Navy department.
  • You'll collaborate on projects with the broader engineering team, spread across our four UK production sites.
  • As you progress, you'll gain a broad understanding of various roles, spending time in projects, production sales, and site services.
  • You'll learn the concepts of design and engineering drawing in 2D AutoCAD.
  • You'll enhance your knowledge in testing and configuring systems and using production software.
  • Once you're familiar with Johnson Controls products, you'll have the opportunity to transition to our projects department and work on large-scale projects.
  • You'll work with suppliers to ensure everything is manufactured and tested correctly.
  • With familiarity in our products and systems, you'll be given the chance to participate in our large-scale projects.
  • You'll work closely with the wider engineering team and assist in project estimation.

How you will do it:  

  • On-the-Job Work Experience: You'll spend significant time at our client sites, where you will get the opportunity to put into practice skills learned at college in a real world setting
  • 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 design skills. This collaborative environment ensures that you receive the support and guidance needed to succeed in your role
  • 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 world of design engineering

The training you will be getting

  • You will be enrolled on a Maintenance and operations engineering technican Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification, ran by our training partners West Nottinghamshire college, that you will study alongside in your new role. You’ll enjoy the full support of your mentor and our dedicated apprentice training team.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion, a number of internal engineering opportunities within the company will be available to you
  • All of our apprentices immediately move into full time permanent positions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, purpose led, customer driven, future focused


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

About the employer

Johnson Controls is a global leader in technology and industry, serving customers in over 150 countries. Our focus is on creating intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure. We invite individuals with a passion for engineering to join us in shaping a better tomorrow through our diverse projects and opportunities.




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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

Maintenance and operations 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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