Apprentice Fire Suppression Design Engineer - London JOHNSON CONTROLS BUILDING EFFICIENCY UK LIMITED

We have long been a leader in this vital element of helping to protect people and property. Today we manufacture, configure, and install an unmatched range of fire suppression systems. We serve large projects through a network of design centers of excellence. We provide software that helps users design and systems to meet their unique requirements.

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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

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

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This apprenticeship opportunity at Johnson Controls offers a comprehensive and immersive learning experience in the field of fire suppression system design.

Here's a breakdown of the key aspects:

  • Specialise in Fire Suppression System Design: Working in the design department, you'll focus on designing fire suppression systems for industrial, commercial, and residential markets. This provides exposure to a diverse range of projects and environments
  • Guidance and Mentorship: Your mentor will provide guidance in fundamental design engineering principles, including the use of industry-standard applications like AutoCAD, Revit 3D modeling, and other design-specific software. This mentorship ensures you gain practical skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced professionals
  • Technical Role: As an apprentice, you'll be responsible for creating detailed designs and calculations for various fire suppression systems, ensuring they meet industry and legislative standards. This hands-on experience allows you to directly contribute to the development of effective fire safety solutions
  • Diverse Project Environments: The team works on designing and installing sprinkler and gaseous extinguishing systems in a variety of environments, including warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail spaces, commercial offices, and schools. This exposure broadens your understanding of different applications and challenges in fire suppression system design
  • Client Interaction and Site Visits: You'll have the opportunity to visit client sites alongside colleagues to conduct surveys and gather information. This firsthand experience aids in developing comprehensive design plans tailored to specific client needs and site requirements
  • Education and Training: You will be enrolled full-time in a Level 6 Building Services Design Degree Apprenticeship at Coventry University. This apprenticeship combines on-the-job work experience with college education, providing a well-rounded learning experience
  • Continuous support from the training team and experienced design engineers ensures your development throughout the program
  • Overall, this apprenticeship offers a structured pathway for individuals to develop expertise in fire suppression system design while gaining practical experience and academic qualifications simultaneously. It sets a solid foundation for a successful career in the fire protection industry

Qualifications Required:


  • Min of 3 A Levels: B, B, C to include Mathematics. Excludes general studies
  • BTEC: Distinction, Distinction, Merit from 18 Unit BTEC to include mathematics
  • IB Diploma: 28 points to include mathematics at higher level.
  • Applicants must also hold: 5 GSCEs at grade A*–C including English language and mathematics or specified equivalent.
  • Full Driving Licence is essential

The training you will be getting

  • You will be enrolled full-time in a "Level 6 Building Services Design" degree Apprenticeship at Coventry University. This apprenticeship combines on-the-job work experience with college education, providing a well-rounded learning experience. Continuous support from the training team and experienced design engineers ensures your development throughout the program
  • This qualification is delivered via block release in Coventry and therefore travel and overnight stay will be required. There is approximately 6 block weeks per year

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the course, you will move into a full-time permanent position through our career ladder

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 5 GCSE's at grade A-C including English and Maths. (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Minimum of three A levels including Maths. (Grade B,B,C.) Essential
Other Driving Licence (Grade Full) Essential

Things to consider

This exciting opportunity does require travel to clients sites where you will be working with our highly skilled engineers.

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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Summit Business Park

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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

Building services design engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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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