Developing the engineers of the future

We all recognise the importance of developing the engineers of the future to ensure that we can continue to meet market demand as an industry.

2018 sees the continuation of support for our highly successful Apprentices on our National Apprenticeship Programme and we look forward to welcoming our Partners to join us in supporting new apprentices in 2019.

Along with our training provider, in 2019 we will continue to offer Apprenticeships in the following disciplines:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (including heat pumps)
  • Building Services Engineering Technology and Project Management​

Apprentice 2015 Group Photo

Benefits of having an apprentice

Hiring apprentices can help businesses of all sizes to develop a skilled, motivated and qualified workforce. Apprenticeships can help you boost productivity by growing your skills base, increasing your profitability and enhancing the quality you offer your customers.

  • 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
  • 77% of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • 76% of those employers who employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive
  • 81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices
  • 9 in 10 of every employer that takes on an apprentice report benefits to their business
Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-facts-about-apprenticeships

I feel my apprenticeship is going really well so far. I am gaining great on site experience and learning different types of methods and techniques from a range of engineers, which i'm finding really helpful. I am also finding the theory taught in college is proving very beneficial for then taking it on site and using it.

Joseph Clarke
Apprentice,
Temperature Control

I'm really enjoying the mixture between work and college and being able to earn money whilst learning a trade. I've had great support from my company and everyone has been really helpful.

William Stow
Apprentice,
Watford Refrigeration

I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship and feel that i have learnt quite a lot in a short time. It has given me confidence when on site and helped me feel part of the team both at college and at work.

Toby Young
Apprentice,
Alpollo Air Conditioning Ltd