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Leading apprenticeship programme from the largest industrial refrigeration company in the UK

This is not your usual apprenticeship.. this is a highly educated, highly skilled and highly paid job with great career prospects in an in-demand field. If you enjoy a challenge and want to work with the world’s largest cooling and heating systems for top international companies in the pharma, cold storage, food and drink, petrochemical, banking, and data centre industries this is the apprenticeship for you.

Apprentices will gain an initial engineering qualification and through work based learning achieve NVQs at Level 2 & 3 in Service & Maintenance Engineering

The apprenticeships will last 3 years and successful apprentices will be offered permanent employment as Refrigeration Engineers with progression. opportunities through our engineer grading system as well as scope for development into other areas of the business.

25%
25% of our current management team joined the company as apprentices or trainees.
95%
95% of the apprentices complete their 3-year training and nearly all of them have been offered permanent positions.

What will I learn?

  • Service, maintenance and installation of heavy duty heating and cooling systems and components, working for the worlds largest companies
  • Health and Safety and environmental legislation and working practices
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification through root cause analysis
  • Safe handling of refrigerants (including ammonia and CO2)
  • Electrical systems
  • Communication and customer care

All of this learning is carried out with the environment and sustainability in mind, so you can make a mark in the world.

The Candidate

The successful candidates must have at least 4 GCSEs, grades A-C including English, Maths and at least one Science subject or Scottish equivalent (Intermediate 2/National 5s).
Or an NVQ in a technical subject such as mechanics, electrical, electronics or software.

Highly competitive apprentice salary

This is not your usual apprenticeship.. this is a highly educated, highly skilled and highly paid job with great career prospects in an in-demand field. If you enjoy a challenge and want to work with the world’s largest cooling and heating systems for top international companies in the pharma, cold storage, food and drink, petrochemical, banking, and data centre industries this is the apprenticeship for you.

It doesn’t just stop there! Many of our apprentices have continued to progress their careers throughout the business post apprenticeship, taking advantage of Star’s learning and development opportunities with some earning salaries of up to £60,000 or moving into management positions.

Excellent benefits package

  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holiday
  • Twice yearly salary increases in line with RPI
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Private Medical BUPA 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
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Not familiar with the refrigeration industry? Some facts!

The world population estimated to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 and we will need more medicines, more food, more beer and more internet all of which require cooling.

Climate change has made cooling and heating essential for humans, animals and plants to survive.

The industrial refrigeration market is estimated to grow from USD 19.4 billion in 2021 to USD 25.1 billion by 2026 making it a highly diserable industry with great career prospects.

Life as a Star apprentice

  • Team building events
  • Get together with other Star apprentices
  • Award opportunities

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