Building Services Apprentice - Craft Programme VITAL ENERGI UTILITIES LIMITED

You will gain experience with work placements across various departments, learning alongside a team of energy centre installation operatives, pre-fab, O&M and HIU engineers. Working on Heat Networks, Energy Centres, Plate Heat Exchangers, Heat Interface Units & Metering & Billing Solutions you will help us to shape the future of energy provision.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • EAP scheme • Contributory Company Pension Scheme • Non-contributory death-in-service insurance • 33 Days Holiday including Bank Holidays • On-site Gym & Well-being facility at the Head Office • All tools/PPE/Uniform supplied for relevant roles

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30, 40 hours per week. May require travel to sites nationally

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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?

  • Level 3 Building Services Craftsperson
  • Attend City of Liverpool College and/or Vital Energi Training Centre at Blackburn, Lancashire on day release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to a Level 4 Apprenticeship in chosen field
  • Careers in pipefitting and welding with opportunities to progress to Site Supervisor, Team Leader or Site Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The apprenticeship may involve working outdoors and on live construction sites as well as lifting heavy equipment.

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.




Century House

Roman Road




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Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering craftsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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