Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician Apprentice


Tyne and Wear, NE11 0JY

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 2 July 2024


A and P Air Conditioning Services are excited to offer the opportunity for an Air Con and Refrigeration Apprentice to join our ever-expanding business.

Annual wage
£14,193 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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 to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


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

  • 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
  • Employers who recruit candidates without English or Maths at Level 2 or above must ensure that the apprentice achieves this standard prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship
  • Day release to a college campus

Where you’ll work

Unit 18, Douglas Court, Eleventh Avenue

Team Valley Trading Estate


Tyne and Wear

NE11 0JY


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 9-4 or A*-C)
    • Maths (grade 9-4 or A*-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.


    • Able to follow instruction
    • Be friendly and approachable
    • Be keen to learn every aspec
    • Be logical thinking to learn
    • Be willing to travel to vari
    • Can-do attitude
    • Confident to ask questions w
    • Very good timekeeper
    • Very reliable in attendance

    About this company

    Installations, service and maintenance in air conditioning equipment in the commercial and domestic sectors.

    After this apprenticeship

    • The possibility of full time employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261834.

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    Closes on Friday 30 August

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