Apprentice Engineer DIRECT AIR & PIPEWORK LTD

Working within across our service and installations department you will be trained across compressed air systems including: servicing of compressors, dryers, filters, condensate management; leak detection; installation of pipework systems. This is a hands-on job role which involves travel and learning on the job with experienced engineers.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay: £14,560-£23,000 per year (dependent on experience) 6 month probation period with salary review, in addition to annual salary review.

  • Working week

    Normal working hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4pm Working hours may be extended before and after these times dependant upon site location. Day shift Flexitime Overtime available Weekend work availability - always discussed prior to scheduling

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Elements of the job role may include:

  • Servicing of compressors, dryers, filters, condensate management
  • Leak detection
  • Installation of pipework systems including aluminium, screwed, crimped and other systems.
  • General health and safety in engineering construction
  • Specific pipefitting safety and safe working conditions
  • Technical drawings
  • Use of basic hand and power tools
  • Cutting and preparing pipe
  • Cold bending ferrous and non ferrous pipe
  • Fabricating pipework and supports,
  • Assembling and installing pipework systems
  • Preparing and testing pipework systems
  • The role may involve working away during the working week for which an allowance is made.

The training you will be getting

This role will include a Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician (CAVT) Apprenticeship

The training will be completed at the apprentice's workplace - either in the workshop or at a customer's site.

You will be scheduled 1 day per week for a study day where you will be based at the Direct Air offices.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the correct applicants who demonstrate aptitude for this role future promotion to a senior engineer is possible.

There are progression routes in both our Servicing/Maintenance and Installations departments.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Interest in engineering, UK driver's license


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

Things to consider

The role may involve working away during the working week for which an allowance is made. The role is physically demanding and involves working at height. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to work with your hands and have good levels of Maths and English GCSE qualifications. Full training is provided for all aspects of the position.

About the employer

Direct Air is a full service compressed air company providing the supply, installation and ongoing maintenance of compressed air equipment. We see ourselves as an extension of our customers engineering team. We work nationwide and have 3 premises in both Coventry and Cheltenham.









Emma Dolby


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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

Compressed air and vacuum 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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