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Building Services Apprentice - Craft Programme Vital Energi

Vital Energi are excited to launch our third intake of our successful Apprenticeship Programme and are now welcoming applications for our Craft Apprenticeship Programme. On our Craft Apprenticeship Programme you will study a Level 3 Building Services Engineering Craftsperson qualification which will be delivered at our VE Training Centre.

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Closing date: 30 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive salary - £14,000 upon commencement of apprenticeship with regular reviews throughout your training/employment (London weighting will apply where applicable) Benefits: 33 Days Holiday including Bank Holidays Healthcare/EAP scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the Department Manager/Supervisor you will:

  • Learn pipework fabrication and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial systems, including prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems
  • Develop your welding skills on a wide range of materials working towards a Class 1 standard
    Carry out the installation of plumbing and heating systems including accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework
  • Understand and apply electro fusion jointing techniques on our heat networks
  • Assist testing and commissioning activities on site
  • Carry out planned energy centre and residential accommodation maintenance with our O&M teams
  • Understand installation techniques for metering & billing solutions
  • Understand H&S requirements and how to comply with safe working practices

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will attend block releases throughout the year at The City of Liverpool College and our training centre in Blackburn, working towards a Level 3 BTEC in Building Services Engineering. 


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At Vital, apprenticeships are just the start! We will support you through rotational placements whilst you are with us, allowing you to experience all aspects of the business. After completion of your apprenticeship you will have an opportunity to apply for a permanent role in your chosen area. From Pre-Construction to Operations and Maintenance, we will work collaboratively to find the right career for you.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Able to travel and work away, Interest in Construction, Self-motivated, Passionate


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work across our business, across our exciting projects. This may involve moving around and living away from home whilst on the apprenticeship programme.

About the employer

Vital Energi operates within the Energy sector providing a comprehensive service including design and installation, operating decentralised energy generation and multi-utility network distribution schemes based on low carbon / zero carbon technologies. The company also provides tailored energy management schemes to measure, monitor and manage energy consumption for a broad range of markets including Healthcare, Education, Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Local Authority.


Vital Energi


Century House

Roman Road



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Training provider



Naomi Pierce

Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering craftsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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