Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Installer

Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Installer

Refrigeration & Air-conditioning installers are responsible for the installation, service and repair of systems controlling temperature and air quality. This can cover a range of buildings including offices, supermarkets, schools, hospitals and factories as well as transport such as refrigerated Lorries.

You'll install, service and repair temperature and air quality control systems in office buildings, supermarkets, schools, hospitals and factories. You could also work on refrigerated transport.

Skills
  • Good practical skills
  • The ability to follow technical instructions
  • An understanding of safe working practices for the industry
Qualifications

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning is available as a part-time course or an apprenticeship.

Good GCSEs are recommended for measurements and calculations. 

At Leeds College of Building entry is via a basic skills test or for part-time courses a relevant qualification. You will need to complete the apprenticeship or NVQ and be working with a qualified engineer.

Salary

Starting salaries are usually between £20,000 and £25,000.

With experience this could rise to between £26,000 and £32,000.

Highly experienced installers can earn up to £35,000.

You may get bonuses and overtime pay. There are national set rates that cover your travelling time, travel expenses and accommodation costs.

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