Apprentice Fire Suppression Design Engineer

  • Employer Johnson Controls
  • Job type Placements
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Surrey, Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 23/02/2021

What you will do  

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 a 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. We are offering a full-time permanent Apprenticeship for talented people. This is a genuine alternative to university for people who have a passion for engineering and who want to launch their career with us. The apprenticeship will combine on-the-job work experience, with time at college. We are committed to the continuing development of every employee, we encourage and strongly support career progression, with opportunities for promotion within our organization and throughout the Johnson Controls business. 

How you will do it 

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 receive training on and off the job to build your knowledge and skills in the workplace. This apprenticeship is a highly skilled and technical role that requires you to produce detailed designs and calculations for a wide range of Fire Suppression systems to meet industry and legislative standards. 

We design and install Sprinkler and Gaseous extinguishing systems within a wide range of environments including Warehouses, Manufacturing Plants, Retail, Commercial Offices and Schools. 

Your responsibilities will include site visits with colleagues to carry out surveys and attending site and co-ordination meetings.  

During the apprenticeship you will learn to:  

Produce Fire Protection drawings and 

Hydraulic calculations using Computer Aided Design (CAD) 

Use our In-House Design and Calculation program 

Engage with other departments such as Sales, Estimating, Installation and Service and understand how each department is connected within the organisation 

What we look for

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.

Enthusiasm to learn and an interest in problem solving


Good IT skills

Excellent communication skills

Driving license or Learner license

Ability to work both independently and as a team player

Although no engineering experience is required, candidates must show an interest in engineering

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