Low Carbon Apprentice

South East London
Octopus Energy Services 🧰 – Heat Pumps /
Full-time /
Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

You should apply for the location that is most suitable for you. Please do not apply for multiple locations.

We’re on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality. Join us as an Air Source Heat Pump Engineer Apprentice and be on the frontline of driving our mission forward. You’ll even be earning £20,800 whilst doing it!

You’ll work towards a level 3 Low Carbon Heating Technician qualification, learning from the most passionate individuals in the industry. During our 2-year programme, you’ll work as part of an awesome team to support the installation of low carbon technology, including air source heat pumps, in customers’ homes. Spend your time interacting with customers to install, service, fault find and repair our amazing tech. You could even find yourself planning, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining low carbon tech with the supervision and support of experienced team members.

We’re looking for passionate, authentic people who take pride in the work they’re doing. We want to see how you embrace change, go above and beyond, and put our customers at the front of everything you do. It’s also important you’re comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces.

You will also be responsible for:

    • Carrying out outstanding work with design criteria, manufacturers guidance, regulations and industry recognised standards and procedures in mind at all times
    • Completing prep work for the installation of low carbon tech
    • Testing handover procedures for low carbon tech
    • Removing and disposing of old heating and hot water systems (to make place for our shiny, low carbon ones!)
    • Completing routine servicing and maintenance within customer homes

What you need:

    • A Maths and English GCSE at level 4-9, functional skills Maths and English, or equivalent
    • A full UK driving licence with no more than 3 points
    • Permanent right to work in the UK for the duration of Apprenticeship
    • Great problem solving skills
    • Resilience and ability to learn from mistakes
    • Motivation to learn and develop

Key details:

    • Apprenticeship: Level 3 Low Carbon Heating Technician
    • Duration: 24-months (plus 4-month EPA – End Point Assessment)
    • Location: Bristol, Chelmsford, Dartford, Derby, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Reading,South East London, Walsall, Warrington, York
    • Start Date: 7 th October 2024
    • Requirements: GCSE Maths and English grade 4-9 or Level 2 functional skills in Maths and English, or equivalent. Full UK driving licence (with no more than 3 points).
    • Salary: Starting salary (for age 16-20) £17,652, and (for age 21+) £20,381 with salary progression throughout and a final salary, after 5 years in role, from £40,000.

Why else you'll love it here:

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.