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Refrigeration Apprentice

Who Are We?

Established in 2000, JD Cooling Group has grown organically to what it is now a £30m turnover business and one of the top 1,000 inspirational and forward-thinking companies in the UK, putting people at the heart the business. As the UK’s largest independent supplier of bespoke cooling, industrial refrigeration, automation controls and power systems, we are able to offer our customers the complete cooling package. Central to JD Cooling Group’s success are people; our employees, our customers and our supply chain.


The Role

JD Cooling Group are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join their team of experienced engineers as an apprentice. With the service, repairs, and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment, engineering in this field is a specialist occupation. It requires the ability to plan, prepare, and safely carry out the service, repairs, and maintenance of air conditioning and ventilation systems in varying industries and locations.

The apprenticeship takes 3 years full time and once qualified, a competent engineer will work without immediate supervision and will have the ability to liaise effectively with other trades and end users.

This role therefore requires:

  • Learning and mastering the service and maintenance of systems, testing and fault-finding, monitoring performance to ensure systems are maintained to provide maximum performance and efficiency.
  • College attendance and the undertaking of any additional training as requested, as well as having an active role in the apprentice review process.
  • The following of the Company Health and Safety Policy and procedures – including the wearing of PPE as required and the correct use of tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues, customers, and other trades.
  • Familiarity with the Industry Codes of Practice and other sources of information where UK Safety and Environmental Legislation are key drivers of the rapid changes in technology and processes within the sector.


Who are we looking for?

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual. They will have a desire to learn and develop the knowledge and skills required for the role and they should be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines. Working independently and as part of a team is essential, as is the ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment.

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Desire and motivation to learn
  • Maths, English Language, ICT GCSE grade 8-4+ / A*-C and above (or equivalent)

Why Work for JD Cooling Group?

  • Excellent Salary – Nothing can replace talent, so we ensure our salaries reflect this.
  • Overtime & Paid Travel – We want to keep our employees happy, therefore we pay overtime and engineer’s door-to-door travel.
  • Annual Leave – While we are a great company to work for, everyone needs some time off. We offer 20 days holiday plus bank holidays so you can relax and unwind.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme –we offer a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Progression –We hire great people, and we want to keep them, so there are plenty of opportunities to progress within the organisation. We invest heavily in training and apprenticeship schemes to help our employees reach their full potential.
  • Perks – We understand the importance of looking after our employees, so if you work for JD Cooling Group, personal HealthShield cover is part of the package. We maintain a high level of staff retention and offer an annual company bonus scheme to our employees.
  • Company Work Wear – Company branded work wear is provided for all.
  • Equal Opportunities – We offer a working environment which promotes quality and fairness, treating all employees with the dignity and respect they deserve.

**For this role, the salary will be paid as per our apprenticeship scheme, and this will be discussed at interview.



Please email a copy of your CV to: recruitment@jdcooling.com