Global Marine HVAC & Refrigeration Apprentice

  • Employer Johnson Controls
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Nationwide
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 16/12/2020


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. 


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 Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship Program 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. 

Working in the Global Marine Services (GMS) UK group, reporting to the Fleet Support Manager.

The GMS department is responsible for all ‘after sales’ work associated with equipment sold by the Global Marine & Navy (GMN) Division. This includes preventative and corrective maintenance, technical support, retrofits & upgrades, spares parts supply, engineering design studies, logistic support tasks, etc.

Ultimately, once trained and qualified, this role is responsible for the in-service support of all product manufactured and supplied by the Global Marine & Navy department, primarily equipment installed on Royal Navy vessels. The diverse range of HVAC&R equipment offered by GMN requires the technician to be extremely versatile with the ability to adapt to new equipment and technology as it enters the marketplace.

This is a mobile role, working primarily in the south and southwest of the UK, but may also require both national and international travel.

How you will do it

Shadowing one of the GMS UK Specialist Technicians, until suitably qualified and experienced to work alone, this role will include:

  • Carrying out maintenance tasks (planned and reactive), repairs, fault diagnosis, overhauls and retrofits as required on the full range of product supplied by the company

  • Installation of equipment on-board vessels, including system piping, wiring, etc., as required by the contract

  • Commission and set-to-work equipment, including chilled water plants, refrigeration systems, and HVAC equipment. Conduct necessary proving trials as required, HAT/SAT/CST

  • Conduct regular equipment state assessment and health checks

  • When required, assist with work in Basildon build facility.  This could include equipment assembly and testing

  • Work with design & manufacturing groups to provide in service feedback on equipment thus ensuring continuous improvement of product is maintained

  • Advise sales department of potential work & if required provide information necessary to generate accurate customer quotation

  • Maintain accurate records of work conducted, provide clear and concise reports including detailed information on possible emergent work

  • Encourage and ensure a safe working environment for themselves, our customers, contractors, suppliers and agents

What we look for

  • BTEC in Engineering/ IT Level 2 or 4, Leaving Certificate at Grade C minimum - in Math, English, Science and IT/CDT or equivalent

  • Enthusiasm to learn and an interest in problem solving

  • Self-motivated

  • Good IT skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player

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

  • Driving License

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally

  • Ease working at height, in confined spaces and at sea

Application Process

  • Candidate updates CV and applies directly here   

  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete a virtual assessment to listen and learn about Johnson Controls and the apprenticeship program, before sharing more details of themselves. 

  • Successful candidates will be invited to participate in a conversational interview. 

  • Full details for each stage will be shared in advance to allow for preparation. 

At Johnson Controls, we believe in our apprenticeship program. We believe in developing and investing in our future. We believe in hard work, integrity and are focused on delivering high quality products and services to our customer base. If you are someone who likes to learn from experiences and the team around you, then an apprenticeship at Johnson Controls could be right for you.

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