Catercool - Apprentice Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) engineer

Salary: National Living Wage
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 29-Jul-2018

Employer: Catercool

Vacancy Location: Unit 2, Rowehill Business Centre, Lees Road, Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool L33 7AA

Number of Vacancies: 1

Working Week: 37.5 hours

Wage: National Living Wage


Employer Description:

Catercool NW is an established Refrigeration Engineering Company in its 11th year of trading, specialising in Sales, Service, Maintenance and Installation of all types of refrigerated catering equipment.

We have an ongoing training programme to ensure our Engineers are qualified to the recognised industry standards and undertake regular training in the latest methods and technologies in order to maintain our commitment to offering a high quality service.


Vacancy Description:

As a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) engineer, your work could cover one of two broad areas:

  • Refrigeration – designing, installing and maintaining cooling systems in places like supermarkets, restaurants, hospitals, and factories
  •  air-conditioning – installing and servicing the systems that control air quality, temperature and humidity inside offices, schools, leisure complexes and other modern buildings.

Whichever area you work in, your duties could include:

  •              surveying buildings where cooling systems are to be fitted
  •              discussing requirements with customers
  •              producing quotes for work
  •              designing and installing systems
  •              Running quality checks to make sure systems are working properly and safely
  •              diagnosing and fixing faults
  •              carrying out planned maintenance.

In this industry you would be at the forefront of protecting the environment. You would work with renewable energy technologies to improve energy efficiency, and special types of gas that don’t harm the ozone layer. You would also advise customers on how to reduce their energy consumption.


Skills Required:

  •              Demonstrate an interest in an engineering discipline.
  •              Ability to work efficiently and accurately.
  •              Highly motivated
  •              Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills


Personal Qualities required:

  • The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.
  • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines.
  • To be able to prioritise workload and work under own initiative.
  • High level of flexibility and dependability.
  • No pre-requisite experience required but a demonstrable interest in engineering through school or hobbies is an advantage


Qualifications Required:

Essential – GCSE Maths and English grades A-C OR 4-9; or Functional Skills Level 2 in these subjects

Desirable: Science related GCS, grade A-C


Training to be provided:

The apprenticeship programme involves attending College one day per week premises for (term-time) weekly tutorial sessions which will be assessed via workplace study and assessment over the duration of the apprenticeship programme.


Expected Duration:

24 months


Working Week:

37.5 hours per week


Future Prospects:

Successful completion of your apprentice may result in a full time position


Important Information:

The actual apprenticeship programme will not begin until September 18 so initially this role will require a trial period from April to August 18.


Please see the link below to Travel line so that you can get an idea of how long it may take you to travel to work.


Other Important Information:

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.


To Apply:

If you wish you apply for this vacancy please send you CV via email, stating the role you would like to be considered for, to and answer the following questions:

Question - 1   

Please describe how you match the skills required outlined in this Job Description?

Question - 2   

Why do you want to work in this sector?

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