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Working in a team within the Birmingham office who undertake main contract projects within various sectors, you will work collaboratively connecting people with building services solutions. Duties include: Attend site meetings independently when necessary, where design matters are on the agenda.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:40am - 4:40pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    32 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Through conduct, behaviours and action support the implementation of Hall & Kay Fire Services business through the design process of contracting
  • Develop the design of the sprinkler system through a process of co-ordination with client representatives and other service contracts through to a final scheme
  • Co-ordinate the design programme by monitoring same against the construction programme and specification requirements
  • Issue all completion documents and certification
  • Obtain all necessary information from all relevant parties for the preparation of fully designed working drawings including site, architects, consultants, builders and other trades
  • Attend site meetings independently when necessary, where design matters are on the agenda
  • Preparation of complete working drawings in accordance with the appropriate design codes including establishing pipe sizes by hydraulic calculations
  • From design drawings, list off materials for various purposes including material procurement, estimating of variations, schedule of rates etc
  • Forward drawings / quantities of materials listed to suppliers / subcontractors for procurement purposes. Also, order materials and monitor and maintain levels of equipment
  • Other activities as instructed by the Project manager / Design engineer
  • Familiarise & comply with all company policies & procedures

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

  • Building Services Engineering Senior Technician level 4
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

Working with qualified staff on-site with college attendance training.  Availability and application to attend training as required.

You will be required to attend college one day per week at Dudley College, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, Zoological Drive, Dudley, DY1 4AL.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to higher level qualifications within this sector area.  Possibility of a permanent role for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Good timekeeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Essential
Other Level 3 Building Information Modeling (BIM) (Grade Pass or higher) Essential
Other Level 3 Engineering (Grade Pass or higher) Essential

Things to consider

Demonstrate a can do attitude. To have strong communication skills in all disciplines including written, oral and email. Due to the on-site working and sometimes travel to various locations within the working day, being able to drive would be an advantage. Set an example to all operatives through attitude, appearance, and endeavour. To be flexible in terms of travel and working hours as there will be occasional nights away from home. Experienced and confident communicator able to build strong working relationships.

About the employer

Hall & Kay is the UK’s largest independent fire suppression & detection company, With over 300 staff and 500+ approved subcontractors spread throughout the regions. H&K design, supply, install, commission and maintain Fire Sprinkler systems throughout the UK. Hall & Kay Fire Engineering is a level 4 Loss Prevention Council (LPC) Certificated Sprinkler Installer, authorised to design, install and certificate automatic sprinkler installations conforming to the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations Incorporating BSEN 12845:2015. We have been satisfactorily assessed to LPS 1048 – Certificated sprinkler systems, LPS 1014 – Certified Fire detection and alarm systems, LPS 1204 – Gas extinguishing systems and British Standard ISO9001. Our Design Teams are also fully experienced in designing and installing fire detection and suppression systems to meet the standards of the United States – National Fire Protection Standards (NFPA) & Factory Mutual Global (FMG) codes. We will also produce 3D models of the fire detection and suppression systems in line with BIM requirements.




Sterling Park

Clapgate Lane


B32 3BU

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Training provider



Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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