Industrial Plumbing and Heating Apprentice - Reading NG BAILEY GROUP LIMITED

Are you looking to kick start your career as a heating, ventilation and plumbing engineer? Do you want to work on exciting projects that challenge you daily? We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic people to join our Engineering Team in Reading. Here you will learn from the industry’s best. Designing, installing and servicing engineering systems used to heat large buildings like factories and hospitals.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, working hours are 7am to 5pm, shift dependent on the project.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Install mechanical services e.g. heating and chilled systems, fan coil units, radiators, boilers, chilled beams
  • Read and understand engineering drawings for valve set ups and the ways to route pipe
  • Inspect and test pneumatic systems (air) and hydraulic systems (water)
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on pipework
  • Use small hand tools such as pipe slices and cutters
  • Operate electrical tools such as Crimpers, pistol drills and SDS Drills
  • Install the systems needed for heating and chilled systems

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

  • You will train at one of the top performing colleges or training providers in the country
  • Level 3 - Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Heating and Ventilating Craftsperson qualification
  • Block release at a local college 
  • You will regularly attend in house training and development as part of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified there is the potential of a permanent position within the company. If you are successful gain a permanent position there are many opportunities to advance your career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Excellent timekeeping, Are keen to learn, Safety conscious


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other Subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other Subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science based subject (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

- Work indoors, outdoors and occasionally at height - Be prepared for early starts and travel away from home when necessary - Can follow instructions and work under pressure

About the employer

NG Bailey is the UK's leading independent engineering and services business. Our vision is ‘to be the best – creating exceptional environments for present and future generations’. We work across a variety of sectors within the building and infrastructure industry, our innovative, responsible and forward thinking approach allows us to work on fantastic ground-breaking projects. Our company has two divisions – Engineering and Services, together we bring buildings and infrastructure to life.




Unit 14-16

Theale Lakes Business Park, Moulden Way, Sulhamstead




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering craftsperson

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023