Apprenticeships at Kimpton

We want the best and brightest minds to join us

Why choose the apprenticeship route?

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn a wage while you learn. There’s no student debt and it’s an excellent route into building a great career in Engineering, with essential skills and practical on the job experience.

Kimpton have been helping to create the sustainable building environments of tomorrow since 1963, through providing innovative M&E and HVAC Services across the Liverpool City Region and beyond. There’s a global race to net zero and our team are on the front line. No one is getting to net zero without engineers.

We want the best and brightest minds to join us, drive us and help us deliver that net zero goal. If that feels like your kind of future, we’d love to have you on board.

Our apprenticeships typically take two different routes, depending on whether you want to train for a role on site, or an office-based role.

The pathway to our site-based roles such as Mechanical and Electrical Installation Engineers, HVAC Service Engineers, Site Supervisors, Team Leaders etc, is via a Craft Apprenticeship;

Craft Apprenticeships:

  • Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer
  • Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Installation Level 3
  • Plumbing and Heating Technician
  • Building Services Engineering Installer / Building Services Engineering Craftsperson
  • Building Services Engineering Senior Technician

Duration: 4 Years
Start date: September 2024
Requirement: Minimum age 18 with a Technical Diploma in Plumbing or Electrical Engineering level 3.

Local colleges offering these courses at 16 include Wirral Met, City of Liverpool College, Hugh Baird, Riverside College and Warrington & Vale Royal College.

You will spend the equivalent of four days working with our team on-site and one day at college. College studies may be on day release or block release depending on which department you join.

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The pathway to our office-based roles such as Project Managers, Design Engineers, Estimators etc is via a Technical Apprenticeship;

Technical Apprenticeships:

HNC Building Services Engineering

Duration: 2 years
Start date: September 2024
Requirement: Minimum age 18 with a T Level Building Services Engineering for Construction (preferred) or one A-Level

BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Duration: 5 years
Start date: September 2024
Requirement: Minimum age 18 with a T Level Building Services Engineering for Construction (preferred) or two A-Levels (inc.Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology)

You will spend four days working with our team and one day at City of Liverpool College or Liverpool John Moore’s University during term time.

The rates we pay are agreed by industry trade bodies and unions and are considerably more than the national minimum wage for apprentices – around 40% higher – and all training costs are paid by us so there’s no student debt!

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When we recruit for apprenticeships

Our application process opens every year during February and closes at the end of May.

Recruitment is currently OPEN.

Our selection process involves an interview followed by a week of practical experience working with the team on one of our projects during the summer holidays.

From this we will offer roles to the candidates who stand out in their personal fit, ability and suitability for the role for them to come on board in the September, ready to start for the new college term.

The rates we pay are agreed by industry trade bodies and unions and are considerably more than the national minimum wage for apprentices – around 40% higher – and all training costs are paid by us so there’s no student debt!

Providing you progress and pass each stage of your training, your salary will look very similar to the rates below:

  • Year 1: £14k
  • Year 2: £20k
  • Year 3: £23k
  • Year 4: 26k

Once you have completed your apprenticeship we will make sure that you are given every opportunity to reach your full potential.

 

Read about Connor’s journey from apprentice to Team Leader here:

Connor Leatt Kimpton Apprentice to Site Supervisor

Connor Leatt – Apprentice to Site Supervisor

“I knew of Kimpton growing up, as my family worked in the construction industry. I joined them as an Apprentice Pipe Fitter when I was sixteen. It was a four year block release apprenticeship which suited me well as you went to college for six, two week blocks per year and the rest of the time you were on site putting what you’d learnt into practice.

I now have an NVQ Diploma in Industrial and Commercial Heating and Ventilation Engineering, Levels two and three, as well as my First Aid and Site Supervisors Certs, so my learning has continued. Read More

 

You can also read about Grace Roberts’ journey to become an Estimator and the youngest female qualified engineer in Kimpton’s history here.

Grace at Warrington and Vale College for Girls in Construction day - Grace

Grace Roberts – Estimator

Grace joined the Kimpton Contracts team, initially in a business administration and sales support role but it soon became apparent that she had a strong technical capability and later the same year started an HNC to become a Mechanical Estimator. Upon graduation she was promoted to the role of Estimator and now works day to day on multi-million pound projects. She also volunteers as Liverpool City Region’s youngest Enterprise Advisor supporting Prenton High School for Girls, amongst others, to change percep[tions of women in construction. Read More.

 

You can also read Chris Tolley’s story.

Chris Tolley Project Manager Kimpton

Chris Tolley – Project Manager

Chris joined Kimpton in January 2002. In his own words “I’d worked at Burley Dam Garden Centre since I was around 15 and this led me to study Landscape Gardening at Reaseheath, but my heart just wasn’t in it. So, I applied for and later offered an apprenticeship with Kimpton. ”

He can proudly claim that during his apprenticeship with Kimpton,  he won the National Apprentice of the Year Award in 2004. Read More.

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