Apprentice Mechanical Design Engineer

Job title: Apprentice Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Johnson Controls

Job description: Apprentice Mechanical Design Engineer.Who we are:Are you ready to start your engineering career? At Johnson Controls, we’re on the hunt for enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic design engineering team. Our design engineering team focus on key projects for our Global Marine and Navy business unit. By joining the Johnson Controls be joining global leader in engineering and integrated solutions.You’ll work with innovative technology and solutions and how to plan and effectively manage projects that protect individuals and businesses. 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, 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 mechanical design engineering projects.What you will do:An apprenticeship with us will see you building new skills, while applying your knowledge to real-world live projects. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore your potential and you’ll enjoy full support from the marine team. You will be required to ensure that you adhere to safe working practices and also be able to take instructions and act upon them in a prompt and professional manner.

  • We help protect 90% of the world’s top fifty marine and oil and gas companies for all types of assets and facilities. From Global navies, tankers, cruise ships, drill ships, cargo vessels, oil tankers, platform supply vessels to Mega yachts around the world.
  • During this 3 years apprenticeship, you will learn essential design concepts for all products and equipment related to our Global Marine and Navy department.
  • You will learn 2D AutoCAD design and engineering drawing concepts.
  • You will gain knowledge on fire protection calculations and system component selection.
  • You will understand fire protection engineering methods and principles related to International Maritime Organisation and Naval requirements.
  • You will assist lead engineers with fire protection design concepts and calculations.
  • You will work closely with the broader engineering team and assist in project estimation.

How you will do it:

  • On-the-Job Work Experience: You’ll spend significant time putting into practice skills learned at college, giving you the opportunity to learn by doing as you progress through your apprenticeship.
  • Collaboration with Qualified Engineers: Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll work closely with qualified Johnson Controls Engineers and Technicians who will serve as mentors, guiding you in developing your skills. This collaborative environment ensures that you receive the support and guidance needed to succeed in your role.
  • Opportunities for Growth: Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll have the opportunity to grow and apply the skills and knowledge gained in college in a real workplace setting. This experiential learning approach ensures that you develop both technical competencies and practical skills essential for success.


  • You will be enrolled on a level 3 Design and Draughtsperson qualification. Delivered by our training partners Train’d up.
  • Travel and Accommodation: If you’re required to stay away from home for college or work-related purposes, the company will cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals. This ensures that you can focus on your education and training without financial burden.

Requirements for the role:

  • GCSE or equivalent in English (Grade 5)
  • GCSE or equivalent in Math’s (Grade 5)
  • Full drivers license is essential.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive basic salary with excellent additional earnings potential
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Uniform, all PPE and ongoing training provided.
  • Overtime pay.

What happens next?

  • Suitable candidates will have a screening call with a recruiter to discuss the position and provide necessary documentation. Afterward, you will be invited to an assessment centre in May, where they will participate in a practical assessment, meet the team, and have an interview.
  • Within 48 hours of the assessment centre, candidates will receive a response regarding the outcome of their application. If successful, they can begin the apprenticeship on September 2, 2024.

Expected salary:

Location: Manchester

Job date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 23:35:42 GMT

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