Apprentice Mechanical Sprinkler Service Engineer - Whitstable

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

The successful apprentice will enrol on to an Advanced Mechanical Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship.  The apprenticeship is 3 years in during which time you receive training on and off the job to build your knowledge and skills in the workplace. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from experienced Mechanical Fire Suppression engineers throughout your three year apprenticeship and beyond. During this time you will learn how to install, service, test and commission Automatic Sprinkler systems to the relevant standards and to provide the highest level of customer service through the maximization of resources and sensitivity to costs and budgets. You will also fabricate, install and carry out repairs to Automatic Sprinkler system pipework and components. Attend callouts as and when required in order to meet customer demands and internal processes / rota’s. During this apprenticeship path you will also attend college with the opportunity of gaining an industry recognized qualification.

Identification of problem areas when servicing, testing or installing systems.
To ensure that the service, test or installation / modification meets customer, health & safety and statutory requirements.
Attending emergency callouts effectively in order to maintain safety and deliver customer needs.


Flexibility to adapt working hours to meet with customer requirements.
Geographical area of responsibility with occasional travel across areas and the UK.
Ability to work at high level, carry out servicing and testing of all components. Carrying of materials, fabrication and testing of systems and components.


Provide excellent Customer Service to meet the expectations and requirements of both the internal and external customers, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with customers.
To service, test and install the appropriate pipework / systems; dismantle and reconstruct equipment as required by the customer or the team. Work safely and responsibly to avoid injuries, damage to property, loss of unused materials and cleans up installation / service debris and waste correctly.
Follow and service / test and repair in accordance with relevant service standards.
Follow and install in accordance with relevant fabrication drawings / instructions.
Report and document fully any changes, deficiencies or deviations in systems.
Correctly complete Engineer work reports, handover certificates / pressure test certificates or checklist as appropriate.

Personal Attributes

Excellent communication skills
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Comfortable and able to act with autonomy
Professional approach
Ability to build strong relationships and influence others
Takes full accountability for performance and development
Develop a team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, tolerance and consistency, attempting to fulfil work projects with honesty and integrity.
Willingness to undertake irregular working hours
In good health and physical condition due to demands of the role

Qualifications & Requirements

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
Full, clean UK Driving license
Ability to lift, carry and climb ladders
To carry equipment, i.e.; pipework etc. up and down ladders ensuring conformance to health and safety requirements
Ability to work at high level when required

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