Apprentice Fire Suppression Design Engineer - London (degree level)


Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5DB

Closes in 11 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 July 2024


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.

Annual wage
£16,000 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
Building services design engineer (degree) (level 6)
Days and shifts to be confirmed between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm or as per business needs.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


5 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

  • 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.
  • Successful apprentices will gain a BSc or BEng building services degree which is accredited by the relevant professional engineering institution. 

Where you’ll work

Security House

Summit Business Park

Hanworth Road


TW16 5DB


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

Building services design engineer (degree) (level 6)

Equal to degree

Course contents
  • Use a sound, evidence-based approach to problem solving to develop building services engineering design solutions which maintain and enhance the quality of the environment and community and meet client, financial and safety objectives. Examples included: Use feedback from previous projects, and in use data from operational buildings, and incorporate lessons learnt into building services designs and management systems with cost benefit analysis
  • Identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods best suited to undertake the design of complex building services systems and components. Examples included: comparison and selection of methods for equipment sizing for power systems; assessing the suitability of computational fluid dynamics for understanding thermal and ventilation dynamic characteristics in complex scenarios
  • Promote the continuous improvement of the design of building services systems and components. This includes using market intelligence and best practice and participating in design reviews and evaluation. Examples include: maintaining awareness of technical developments in equipment such as chillers, boilers and generators; and good practice methods for system configurations and control. Participating in design critiques for the building services strategy at the concept design stage
  • Manage and apply safe systems of work including responsibility for own obligations for health, safety and welfare issues, assessing and controlling risk, working with health, safety and welfare legislation and best practice. Examples include: Undertaking hazard identification and risk assessment for building services systems involving electricity, gas, rotating plant, refrigerants, hot surfaces, testing and commissioning. Planning suitable access and facilities for operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Managing the planning, budgeting and organization of tasks, people and resources through the use of appropriate management systems, working to agreed quality standards, project programme and budget, within legal, contractual and statutory requirements. Examples include: Use employer's quality management system for stage-by-stage project delivery; assessing required person-hours for design, site visits, inspections and witnessing in relation to fees
  • Manage teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs. Examples include: Provide team briefings and guidance on interpretation and application of new energy regulations or employer/institutional design guidance on lighting design
  • Communicate effectively through reports, drawings, specifications, presentations and discussions with both technical and non-technical people. Examples include: Presenting building services design concepts and proposals to a client using diagrams, data in context and interactive discussions on the intended operational performance and user benefits
  • Carry out and record the continuing profession development needed to maintain and enhance knowledge and competence as a building services design engineer. Examples include: Learning and evidence records from project activities, such as mechanical/electrical systems design calculations; heating, cooling and power load assessments; lighting calculations; equipment capacities and selection; schematic and layout drawings for mechanical and electrical services; witness reports from commissioning; writing reports; and attendance at seminars, lectures and workshops
  • 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:

    • 5 GCSE's at grade A-C including English and Maths. (grade 5)
    • Minimum of three A levels including Maths. (grade B,B,C.)
    • Driving Licence (grade Full)

    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
    • Organisation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • purpose led
    • customer driven
    • future focused

    Other requirements

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

    About this company

    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. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263723.

    Apply now

    Closes in 11 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

    When you apply, you’ll be asked to sign in with a GOV.UK One Login. You can create one at the same time as applying for this apprenticeship.