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REFRIGERATION AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT PUMP ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP

Role Profile

The Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Engineering Technician is a specialist occupation involved in planning, preparing and safely carrying out work activities in process, product and space cooling. The role includes the design, installation, routine maintenance, reactive service, commissioning and de-commissioning of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump systems. Technicians require a thorough competency in their understanding of the engineering principles of thermodynamics and the vapour compression cycle in order to perform operations.

 Work is carried out in a variety of applications essential for key UK business activities such as food production, product distribution, retail storage and display, transport and office climate control, manufacturing processes (eg petrochemical, pharmaceutical), IT/Datacentres and medical/healthcare services temperature and environmental control. The role includes the design, installation, routine maintenance, reactive service, commissioning and de-commissioning of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump systems. Technicians require a thorough competency in their understanding of the engineering principles of thermodynamics and the vapour compression cycle in order to perform operations.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English grade 4 (or C). GCSE maths grade 5 (or C). This apprenticeship is run on a block release basis.

Duration of Apprenticeship

Typically 36 months, timescales may reduce if an apprentice has prior relevant qualifications/experience.

TO DISCUSS APPRENTICESHIP COSTS, CALL OUR TEAM ON 0800 389 3589 OR EMAIL ENQUIRIES@PROCAT.AC.UK

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Total Payroll (£):

0.5% levy charge: 75000

Less £15,000 allowance: 60000

10% top up to your Levy charge: 6000

If each apprentice costs £15,000 over 3 years (on average), this equals £5,000 per apprentice per year. With the allowance and top up value of £66,000 you would get value for money by hiring 12 apprentices.