Join our team of refrigeration engineers to assist in achieving a high level of repairs, testing equipment, preparing various refrigeration kits to perform to our customers’ requirements.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work alongside qualified Engineers testing equipment returning from customers sites replacing any failed parts or parts likely to fail when the refrigeration kit leaves the yard for its next customer.
  • To work alongside qualified Engineers testing equipment before it leaves for a customer site, completing paperwork/certificates indicating the equipment is safe, recording results including passed electrical test.
  • Monitor the quality of the parts and equipment we use making suggestions for improvements to the supervisor. Reporting any trends in failures noticed.
  • Set up equipment for the correct application as per the production schedule and as per instruction from the supervisor and senior engineer you are working with.
  • Attend customer’s sites alongside Qualified Engineers from time to time when requested to carry out various works.
  • Assist on Modular Build Installation projects as required mainly design and build from the workshop. Including building of control panels from drawings.
  • To undertake specific duties and responsibilities set by the Workshop supervisor to assist with the day to day running of the department.
  • Report any unsafe tools or equipment promptly to the workshop supervisor
  • To help make adjustments to fridge kits that will eliminate any potential future refrigerant leaks

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This apprenticeship includes:

  • Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Diploma Level 2
  • Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations: Category I Level 2
  • Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Diploma L3

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our engineering campus. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed by all parties that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate, there may be an opportunity to progress into a permanent role with further training to ensure your skill set remains relevant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Dawsongroup Temperature Control Solutions Ltd (DGTCS) is a subsidiary of Dawsongroup PLC, a successful privately owned asset rental company operating within UK and Europe. DGTCS as the name suggests offer temperature control solutions for businesses across a range of industry sectors.




Export Drive


NG17 6AF

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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



01623 900479

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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