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Apprentice Mechanical Design Engineer H.W.M.BUILDING SERVICES LTD

At the end of the apprenticeship the successful candidate will be competent in designing HVAC systems from concept to delivery. They will have the ability to take project ownership whilst under support of the project Director and work both on their own and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. Your duties will include but not be limited to, turning architectural layouts in to base build xrefs for use with our own drawings, document control using Viewpoint, downloading design team and specialist sub-contractors’ drawings for use and co-ordination within the M&E design etc.,

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week, 30 mins lunch break. 08:30 – 17:00 Mon to Thurs 08:30 – 16:00 Friday We have a Flexible working policy but apprentices ideally should be in the office to take full advantage of their mentors experience

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·       Turning architectural layouts in to base build xrefs for use with our own drawings

·       Document control using Viewpoint, downloading design team and specialist sub-contractors drawings for use and co-ordination within the M&E design

·       Full Building modelling using IES and/or Bentley openbuildings

·       Heat gain/loss calculations associated with the thermal model

·       Building regulations Part L calculations

·       HVAC system calculations

·       Design of HVAC systems

·       Specification of HVAC systems

·       2D drafting and BIM modelling of HVAC systems including the relevant COBie data where applicable

·       Attendance at design team meetings

·       Attendance at BREEAM meetings

·       Site visits and surveys

.       Report writing

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

This is a day-release apprenticeship, meaning you will spend 1 day per week at the University of the West of England on their Frenchay Campus (Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, England BS16 1GY). The other 4 days per week will be spent working for the company. This is either a 5-year (for applicants with A-Levels or equivalent) or a 3-year (for applicants with a Level 4 HNC in a construction related subject) course, leading to a BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice will become a full time employee as part of the apprenticeship.

Internal promotion is very much encouraged and we are a growing business.


Future training and CPD is provided.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths or Physics plus 2 others (Grade B in Maths/Physics, 112 UCAS) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Merit or above in maths module) Essential

Things to consider

Depending on experience the successful candidate will receive full training for all software that they are expected to use within their job role. The apprentice will undertake CSCS health and Safety training in order to attend any construction site.

About the employer

We are a building services engineering design and build contractor that also undertakes design only projects based in Cirencester in the cotswolds. Our work is extremely varied and national and ranges from domestic to large commercial properties, from a block of flats to large distribution warehouses, schools and everything in-between. As a design engineer working for a design and build contractor you will learn not only design principles but also have the opportunity to see projects through from inception right through to commissioning and handover to the client. You will have the advantage of seeing M&E systems installed and benefit in real time feed back. Please go to our website for further details.




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Training provider



Tony Wilkinson

Apprenticeship standard

Building services design engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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