Apprentice Assembly Engineer - Essex

  • Employer Johnson Controls
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary DOE
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Essex
  • Qualifications gained Vocational Qualification
  • Date published 23/02/2021

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. We create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work together seamlessly. Bring your passion for innovation and we will challenge you to help us create a better tomorrow  

An opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter to join our Global Navy division based in Basildon, Essex.

An apprenticeship with us will see you building new skills, while applying your knowledge to real-world live projects. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore your potential and you’ll enjoy full support from your line manager and an assigned mentor. You will be required to ensure that you adhere to safe working practices and also be able to take instructions and act upon them in a prompt and professional manner.  

The successful apprentice will enrol on to the Advanced Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Level 3 Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is 3 years in duration during which you will be trained how to produce engineering designs and drawings of Heating and Ventilation systems for marine and navy Vessels.

This is a genuine alternative to university for people who have a passion for engineering and who want to launch their career with us. You will learn to: 

Undertake an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering to gain skills including welding, brazing, fabrication, mechanical fitting and testing  

Provide assistance to the build shop during build and refit stages of naval application refrigeration systems during “on site” training module assignments 


Able to undergo multiyear apprentice training course(s) in mechanical engineering disciplines. Complete both college – classroom based and “on site” training module assignments.
Gain competence in welding, brazing and use of related equipment’s.
Gain competence and understanding of the correct gases to be used for welding – brazing.
Gain experience in the fabrication and manufacturing process of refrigeration systems.
Gain knowledge of all European directives and standards relating to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
Gain knowledge of how to make calculations and make selections of systems equipment and safety devices.
Gain knowledge and understanding of chiller and HVAC system design.
Gain knowledge and understanding of other department’s functions.
Support all on-going continuous improvement programs.


Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including Maths, English, Science and a technical subject at grade 9-4 (A-C in old grading system) or level 2 equivalent.
Be able to pass Baseline security clearances
Demonstrate a desire to want to learn mechanical engineering
Demonstrate a desire to want to learn welding and brazing skills and techniques and how to review technical literature and engineering data
Have some proficiency in the use of Microsoft Suite Applications would be desirable
Be a good communicator
Able to follow instructions and after training work independently of routine supervision

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