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Building services engineering technology apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the building services engineering technology sector.

This advanced level apprenticeship covers the installation and maintenance of a range of systems and services in new and established buildings.

Training opportunities

Building service engineers must balance the need for a comfortable indoor environment with other issues like safety and energy efficiency when working with:

  • heating
  • lighting
  • air conditioning and ventilation
  • refrigeration
  • water supply and plumbing
  • lifts and escalators
  • electrical power systems

As an apprentice you’ll work towards engineering technician status and aid engineers in their work. Your duties may include:

  • discussions with clients and architects
  • preparing designs on computers
  • estimating costs
  • supervising installation
  • maintenance and repair

Building services engineers often specialise in one function, so the nature of your work will depend on your employer, but you’ll develop and enhance the technical and management skills in a variety of applications and job roles, from design to installation and servicing to project management.

Successful apprentices will have qualifications that can contribute to professional recognition as an engineering technician with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an advanced level apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:

  • building services engineering technician

Apply for a building services engineering technology apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education