Fast Track Training into Industrial Refrigeration for Mechanical & Electrical Engineers – London, Leeds, Derby, Bristol & Oxford


London, Leeds, Derby, Bristol & Oxford


£31,500 during the training period, plus excellent benefits


39 hours per week

About Star Refrigeration

Star Refrigeration is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group. We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise the important role our employees play in our success which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The Role

Star Refrigeration are currently looking for engineers from various disciplines including Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Marine Engineers, RAF Technicians, Refrigeration and A/C Engineers to train in Industrial Refrigeration, joining our fast-track training programme across our UK branch network.
Star Refrigeration are a successful and innovative engineering company, specialising in Industrial Refrigeration. We are looking for engineers from any engineering discipline to join our fast-track training programme. With guided learning via one-to-one tuition from industry experts, a variety of accredited courses, all complimented by continual, on the job training alongside skilled engineers – it is possible to be an Industrial Refrigeration Engineer within 9-12 months. You’ll be working as part of our fast growing engineering team supporting some of the country’s biggest refrigeration customers on a regular basis, ensuring our reputation of high quality is upheld.


Once you have completed your fast-track training you will continue to develop within our Industrial Refrigeration Engineering Skills & Training Programme which provides a well-defined skills growth pathway including ongoing training and learning opportunities. You will be fully supported throughout by the senior engineering management team at your branch and have access to a National Operations Training Team to help you reach each skill level and associated pay rises.


During the fast-track training programme, successful candidates will be working towards competence to undertake the following:
  • Deliver high quality installation, service and maintenance work on customer sites to company engineering standards
  • Maintain compliance with health and safety procedures and legislative compliance in all tasks undertaken
  • Develop positive customer relationships, providing effective communication, information and guidance on site
  • Identify opportunities to improve site safety, plant reliability and operating efficiency
  • Work collaboratively as part of the branch team to share knowledge and deliver effectively for customer base
  • Proactive approach to continued professional development including expanding knowledge of system/components and technologies

The Candidate

Successful applicants will have experience in diagnostic skills in their field of engineering along with an interest in industrial engineer and the drive, initiative and an attitude to succeed. Our programme recruits mechanical and electrical engineers, providing them with fast track training from an industry leader, based on clear and continuous improvement plans to develop specialist refrigeration engineers.
As a growing company there are always opportunities for career progression, with the chance to try out new roles across the Star Refrigeration group of companies. We offer unrivalled job security with an employee benefits package that equals approximately 25% increase on basic salaries.

Key skills and experience:

• Mechanical or electrical engineering experience
• Fault finding and trouble shooting ability
• Basic refrigeration knowledge

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Qualified Engineering Salary: £35,000-£65,000 depending on competence based grading structure
  • Company car scheme: choice of car or van
  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Twice yearly salary reviews with reference to RPI
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Private Medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

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