Apprentice Temperature Control Engineer Sunbelt Rentals UK

On our 39 month apprenticeship programme you will learn the skills to become a successful Temperature Control Engineer with a fantastic range of future career options ahead of you. Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Age related annual starting salary of between £16,500 to £18,000 (increases annually), with a bonus at the end of each apprenticeship year completed, and on graduation

  • Working week

    40 Hours per week, in agreement with manager but Monday - Friday between the hours of 7.00am - 5.00pm e.g., 8.00am - 4.30pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

On a daily basis you’ll work within one of our service centres where you will learn to:

  • Service and repair a diverse fleet of specialist temperature control equipment, such as fluid chillers, pumps, heat exchangers and air handling equipment
  • Inspect and performance test a wide range of equipment in preparation for hire
  • Assess equipment to ensure compliance with the correct operational and safety guidelines
  • Diagnose and rectify both simple and complex faults and perform effective repairs
  • Order replacement parts and fit them correctly, within specified time scales
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records
  • Develop in-depth product knowledge - becoming an expert in the field of temperature control
  • Participate in project management meetings and customer site visits
  • Build excellent working relationships with customers and understand their business needs and requirements
  • Become an ambassador for our “Customer First” culture, resolving any issues quickly and keeping your colleagues and customers informed, so they feel truly valued
  • Expand your team working skills with your colleagues and the wider Sunbelt Rentals team
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines as part of a varied workday in a fast-paced operational environment

The training you will be getting

You will be completing a level 3 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard. This will be delivered using a combination of: 

All apprentices must achieve a “Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1” as this is a legal requirement under the EU F Gas Regulation 517/2014 to work on equipment containing Fluorinated Refrigerants. 

Functional skills in English and maths if required. 

  • Workplace experience to gain practical skills
  • Guidance and training from an experienced workplace mentor
  • Industry recognised training leading to an apprenticeship qualification. You will attend the College of Northwest London one day per week for training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry. The size and scope of Sunbelt Rentals affords a wealth of opportunity for future progression. We are increasingly investing in developing the skills of our apprentices, with additional wide-ranging training opportunities built into the programme, and the development of possible higher-level qualifications and career pathways post-graduation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiasm, Motivation to learn new skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to travel independently. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About the employer

As part of FTSE 100 Ashtead Group plc, Sunbelt Rentals is the leader in equipment rentals in the UK, US and Canada - as well as specialist operations in Europe. Together, our teams of experts provide rental equipment and managed solutions into every market and sector, including construction, industrial, energy, infrastructure, government and events


Sunbelt Rentals UK


Waterman House

Colnbrook Bypass




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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Complete the application. You will be asked some additional screening questions which will need to be completed before progressing to the next stage of the process. Your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment Team, and you may be contacted and asked to complete a brief video interview. If successful your application will be passed to the hiring manager at Sunbelt Rentals, who will arrange an in person interview with you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024