Apprentice Fire Suppression Designer

Type: Apprentice
Region: North West

Apprentice Fire Suppression Design Engineer

Are you ready to start your engineering career in the fire suppression industry? At Johnson Controls, we’re on the hunt for enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic Fire suppression design team. By joining the Johnson Controls be joining global leader in engineering and integrated solutions.

You’ll work with innovative technology and solutions in the Fire suppression sector. You’ll learn hands-on, how to design water and gas based suppression systems that act to protect life and property for businesses in the UK and around the globe. Mentored by experienced design engineers you’ll gain real-world experience, with access to top training facilities.

Why Choose Us: At Johnson Controls, we’re not just another company – we’re leaders in the Fire Suppression sector, with groundbreaking technology and solutions that make a real difference. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to do meaningful work on a variety of exciting sites contributing to complex fire suppression projects.

We have long been a leader in this vital element of helping to protect people and property. Today, we manufacture, configure, and install an unmatched range of fire suppression systems including sprinklers and valves, extinguishers and agents, special hazards systems, related components, and fittings. We serve large, multi-site projects through a network of design centers of excellence. We provide software that helps users design and configure systems to meet their unique requirements. Fire suppression solutions from Johnson Controls can help you meet your most vital mission: safety. 

What you will do:        

This apprenticeship opportunity at Johnson Controls offers a comprehensive and immersive learning experience in the field of fire suppression system design. Here’s a breakdown of the key aspects:

  • Specialise in Fire Suppression System Design: Working in the design department, you’ll focus on designing fire suppression systems for industrial, commercial, and residential markets. This provides exposure to a diverse range of projects and environments.
  • Guidance and Mentorship: Your mentor will provide guidance in fundamental design engineering principles, including the use of industry-standard applications like AutoCAD, Revit 3D modeling, and other design-specific software. This mentorship ensures you gain practical skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Technical Role: As an apprentice, you’ll be responsible for creating detailed designs and calculations for various fire suppression systems, ensuring they meet industry and legislative standards. This hands-on experience allows you to directly contribute to the development of effective fire safety solutions.
  • Diverse Project Environments: The team works on designing and installing sprinkler and gaseous extinguishing systems in a variety of environments, including warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail spaces, commercial offices, and schools. This exposure broadens your understanding of different applications and challenges in fire suppression system design.
  • Client Interaction and Site Visits: You’ll have the opportunity to visit client sites alongside colleagues to conduct surveys and gather information. This firsthand experience aids in developing comprehensive design plans tailored to specific client needs and site requirements.
  • Education and Training: You will be enrolled full-time in a “Level 6 Building Services Design” degree Apprenticeship at Coventry University. This apprenticeship combines on-the-job work experience with college education, providing a well-rounded learning experience. Continuous support from the training team and experienced design engineers ensures your development throughout the program.

Overall, this apprenticeship offers a structured pathway for individuals to develop expertise in fire suppression system design while gaining practical experience and academic qualifications simultaneously. It sets a solid foundation for a successful career in the fire protection industry.

What we offer:

Here’s a summary of the additional benefits and compensation package offered in this apprenticeship:

  • Annual Wage: You will receive a base pay of £16,000 in the first year of your apprenticeship. Subsequent increases will be applied each year upon completion of each academic year and the achievement of internal milestones. This provides a stable income for you as you gain valuable experience and skills in the field.
  • Overtime & Travel Time Pay: You will have the opportunity to earn extra income through overtime and travel time pay.
  • Holiday Entitlement: You are entitled to 25 days of holiday per year, in addition to bank holidays. This allows for a healthy work-life balance and opportunities for rest and relaxation outside of work commitments.
  • Structured Training Plan: The program includes a structured training plan designed to support you in your professional development. This plan ensures that you receive comprehensive training and guidance throughout your journey, helping you to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed.
  • Ongoing Support: You’ll benefit from ongoing support from mentors, experienced design engineers, and the training team. This support system ensures that apprentices have access to guidance, advice, and assistance whenever needed, contributing to your success and confidence in roles.

Training and Qualifications:

  • You will be enrolled full-time in a “Level 6 Building Services Design” degree Apprenticeship at Coventry University. This apprenticeship combines on-the-job work experience with college education, providing a well-rounded learning experience. Continuous support from the training team and experienced design engineers ensures your development throughout the program.
  • This qualification is delivered via block release in Coventry and therefore travel and overnight stay will be required. There is approximately 6 block weeks per year.

Career Progression:

Upon completion of the course, you will move into a full-time permanent position through our career ladder.

Qualifications Required:

Either:

  • Min of 3 A Levels: B, B, C to include Mathematics. Excludes general studies.
  • BTEC: Distinction, Distinction, Merit from 18 Unit BTEC to include Mathematics.
  • IB Diploma: 28 points to include Mathematics at higher level.

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