We reintroduced our apprenticeship scheme in 2009 to develop home grown, competent and qualified service engineers. We invest heavily in training and developing our apprentices and recognise that the rewards are many and can lead to a great career in the refrigeration industry - many of our apprentices have gone on to enjoy long and rewarding careers with the Company.
On completion of an apprenticeship you will achieve level 3 NVQ in refrigeration and air conditioning. Our annual intake of apprentices normally takes place in September and we start looking at applications from March.
BEING AN APPRENTICE
“Becoming a J & E Hall apprentice has really exceeded all expectations. Each day you’re learning something new, no two days are the same. One day you could be assisting with a refrigeration/air conditioning install and the next you could be overhauling an industrial compressor, there is huge diversity within this apprenticeship. Refrigeration is a fantastic mix of mechanical and electrical engineering with the use of scientific knowledge, it is constantly evolving with the additions of new
refrigerants and endless design.”
Isaac Dynes (Apprentice, APRS Southampton)
Our HR Director Martin Jefkins says: “It’s well documented that there is a skills’ shortage in the refrigeration industry. At J & E Hall we know it is key to introduce young people to the industry and take advantage of the skills, ideas and thinking that they can bring with them.
Studying at college is combined with on the job training within J & E Hall in a four-year apprenticeship on service and maintenance work. Our apprentices learn the basics of refrigeration and engineering at college and study for a Level 3 Diploma in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. They will also be supported by an in-house training and mentoring programme overseen by the company’s engineering apprentice trainer.”