We're inviting passionate individuals to begin an exciting journey with us as an Apprentice Mechanical Pump Engineer. If you're intrigued and looking for a technical role that will challenge you daily, this is your chance to do so in a supportive and dynamic environment.

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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 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

  • In this unique role, you will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience, including working alongside our qualified engineer in a site-based environment.
  • You will gain experience in mechanical pump engineering and heavy pump exposure on site. The role involves fault finding across all disciplines - mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic on diesel & electric fire pump sets.
  • The role encompasses all aspects of engineering, including commissioning, service, installation, and fault findings.
  • As part of this role, you will also work with our warehouse manager on refurbishing pump projects. With onsite training and upskilling, you will eventually lead these projects.
  • Although this role involves a large amount of site-based work, it also requires managing shipments of goods from suppliers, ordering parts to complete projects, receiving goods, checking deliveries, and ordering goods in the warehouse.
  • Provide excellent Customer Service to meet the expectations and requirements of both the internal and external customers, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues.


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.
  • You will be enrolled on a Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship that you will study alongside your new role. You’ll enjoy the full support of your mentor and our dedicated apprentice training team.
  • 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 Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.
  • 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship there are many internal opportunities within the company for the right candidate
  • Many of our previous apprentices have become lead engineers and take control of their own team and projects

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
Other Driving Licence (Grade Full) Essential

Things to consider

Our work can also involve heavy lifting, working from heights and in confined spaces.

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.




Unit 7-8, Mercury House

Calleva Park, Aldermaston




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Training provider


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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