Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

  • Johnson Controls
  • Nationwide
  • 23 Dec, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering

Job Description


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 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. We are offering a full-time permanent Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme 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. 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

How you will do it

The 4 year apprenticeship would offer the opportunity to join the Global Navy Department working alongside engineers who are leaders in their field expertise. You will 

  • Gain competence in welding, brazing and use of related equipment 

  • 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

What we look for

  • Grade A* - C results in 5GCSE in Maths, English, Science or technical subjects  

  • Be able to pass Baseline security clearances

  • Demonstrate a desire to want to learn mechanical engineering skills including understanding of modern compressor and refrigeration component technology

  • 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. 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Willing to follow instructions 

  • Willing to work independently following training, although support will always be offered

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.