Apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician



Closes in 22 days (Thursday 15 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 19 June 2024


We are seeking an enthusiastic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprentice to expand our dynamic team in Alfreton. This is an outstanding chance to begin your career with a thriving company.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician (level 3)
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 22 August


3 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Full Level 3 Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.

This programme 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

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.

This is a day release delivery model which means that during term time, you are expected to attrnd weekly (one day per week), during term time to further enhance your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

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

Where you’ll work





DE55 7RG


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Installation, commissioning, testing, fault diagnostics, rectification of systems, component/refrigerant suitability and selection
  • Working with pressure systems and electrical circuits and systems
  • Evaluating and mitigating risks of refrigerants including toxicity, flammability and other potential risks or hazards to self and the general public
  • Decommissioning, safe recovery and disposal of equipment and hazardous waste transfer
  • Electrical and electronic control systems setting, testing and fault finding; and their integration with system-associated communication networks
  • Positioning, fixing, jointing and testing of pipework, electrical circuits and water circuits where relevant
  • Determining heating and cooling loads and selecting and balancing appropriate components and systems for maximum performance and efficiency
  • Using system operating parameters for efficient performance to achieve measurable and sustained reductions in carbon emissions
  • Routine and reactive service and maintenance, testing, fault finding, reporting and rectification
  • Retrofitting and retrofilling of existing equipment to lower GWP refrigerants including safety, reliability and environmental considerations
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    About this company

    Pilgrim Refrigeration Services are a family run and owned business founded in 2002, specialising in process cooling, having over 40 years combined knowledge and experience in the field. Safe contractor Approved Company. We have a full professional in-house capability to design, install, maintain and repair the following refrigeration sectors: Process Cooling and Water chillers; Refrigeration Systems; Air conditioning and Precision Data Cooling and Commercial Heating and Ventilation systems. Pilgrim Refrigeration Services design, install, maintain and service all aspects of commercial refrigeration systems whilst also offering commercial air conditioning, commercial heating and commercial ventilation services. Our specialities include Process cooling, Commercial Heating and Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Water Chillers. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full time employment upon completing apprenticeship successfully with ongoing training to ensure your skills remain relevant to the industry.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:



    01623 900479

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258958.

    Apply now

    Closes in 22 days (Thursday 15 August at 11:59pm)

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