At MCS Ltd, we are looking to take on two Building Services Engineering apprentices based in our office in Bristol. With one specialising in mechanical and one in electrical, the apprentices will be able carousel around all departments to give a well rounded view of the business and opportunities available to further their career.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm with 1 hour for Lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    32 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At MCS Ltd, we are looking to take on two Building Services Engineering apprentices based in our office in Bristol. Both of the chosen candidates will be working across multiple departments including:

  • Commercial
  • Estimating
  • Operations
  • Design
  • Health and Safety
  • Procurement

We are looking for one candidate to specialise in electrical and one to specialise in mechanical but both will spend time in the above departments.

As an apprentice, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you. An example of activities you will be involved in include:

  • Attend and contribute to meetings internally and externally with clients.
  • Understanding the fundamentals and importance of health and safety both on and off site.
  • Working on preparing and producing engineering diagrams and documents, to engineering specifications.
  • Supporting onsite project teams with delivery of M&E services.
  • Working alongside design team – working with systems such as CAD and BIM.
  • Supporting company community and social value activities.
  • Working closely with our supply chain in aspects of raising orders, design ideas and project delivery.

We are keen to understand the areas of interest the candidate has to ensure they have the ability to work within that area.

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

Building Services Engineering Technician - Level 3 apprenticeship.


All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum, one mandatory qualifications e.g. Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering. These qualifications have been approved by one of the professional engineering institutions as meeting the learning outcomes for Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Apprentices will need to attend college one day a week (term time only) at our Somer Valley Campus in Radstock.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once your apprenticeship has been completed you will have the opportunity to work within any of the departments you worked alongside as well as having the ability to undertake further training within with organisation.

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, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent All subjects considered (Grade C or Above) Essential

Things to consider

Ability to get to the office – driving license recommended. Some overnight stays and travel will be required to London - Travel costs, accommodation and food will be provided where needed by the company.

About the employer

MCS is an independently owned Building Services provider who specialise in the design, installation & delivery of building services solutions, covering all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering installations.




M C S House

The Oaklands Business Park, Armstrong Way, Yate


BS37 5NA

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Training provider



Laura Joy


Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering technician 2022

Level 3 (A level)

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