Building Services Engineering Installer Apprenticeship TOTUS ENGINEERING LTD

Installers, install components of large-scale industrial and commercial systems such as heating, chilled water, hot and cold water used for heating workplaces, such as hospitals, offices, schools, etc.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is negotiable and can be increased up to £23,212.80 per annum Additional LOS holiday offered, Birthday Day as paid leave. Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

  • Working week

    For Ages 16-18, 40 hours per week, 7.30 AM to 5.00 PM Mon - Fri 1 hour for lunch and 2 No. 15 min breaks. For Ages 18+, 45 hours per week, 7.30AM to 5.00PM Mon to Fri, 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Installers have a basic knowledge of the systems and how the components within systems relate to each other. They also, under close but not constant supervision:

  • Plan allocated work tasks to install system components.
  • Undertake allocated work tasks in testing system components.
  • Assist in pre-commission testing.
  • Undertake allocated work tasks in de-commissioning.

Installers are able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work.

Installers are able to work within new build construction sites and existing buildings under close, but not constant, supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

You will support qualified Engineers in the planning, building, installation, maintenance, and operation of mechanical systems.

Whilst most of our work is completed in the industrial and commercial settings you could also find yourself working in other environments including domestic dwellings, indoors or outside and potentially working at height.

Working Safely

  • Apply relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to self and others in building services engineering working environments.

Planning, Preparing and Working Sustainably

  • Plan, organise and undertake the installation of industrial and commercial system components in ways which use resources effectively to complete allocated work tasks, effectively, safely and with consideration to environmental impact using industry recognised practices.
  • Prepare work areas in new and existing sites to undertake allocated component installation work tasks ensuring: safe access and egress for self and others is maintained; components, tools and equipment are stored and positioned safely and to allow efficient workflow; mechanical supply services and electrical tool supply connections are correctly identified; and the need for other trades support is identified and arranged.

 Installing Components

  • Apply pipework fabrication, installation and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial system components to industry recognised standards. This includes prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems, and including the assembly, positioning, orientation and fixing of storage vessels, heat emitters, pressure vessels, controls, etc.
  • Undertake allocated work tasks in the testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of industrial and commercial cold water systems, hot water systems, heating systems and chilled water systems.

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

A 2-year Level 2 Building Services Engineering Installer receiving a Level 2 C&G.

Training will be provided by Gloucester College you will be required to attend college 1 week in every 6 weeks during term time, which equates to 6/7 weeks per year. Travel, lodging and food allowance will be provided.

Most candidates will have English and Mathematics at level 2 and Information Communications Technology (ICT) level 1 on entry, and all will have achieved these levels by the end of the apprenticeship. Additionally, all apprentices must achieve the Level 2 Heating and Ventilating Installer qualification prior to undertaking the end-point synoptic assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progressing into a Level 3 Building Services Engineer Apprenticeship (further 2 year training).

The majority of our apprentices are offered full-time, permanent employment upon the successful completion of their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

The role will be based around sites in and around Plymouth but training will be provided by Gloucester College you will be required to attend college 1 week in every 6 weeks during term time, which equates to 6/7 weeks per year. Travel, lodging and food allowance will be provided.

About the employer

Totus are a leading independent building services engineering company in Devon & Cornwall with offices in Exeter, Plymouth and Bodmin. We design, install and maintain all aspects of building services, such as air conditioning, heating and ventilation, electrical services and data communications.




Totus Engineering Ltd

Bell Close, Newnham Industrial Estate




Sarah Woodward

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Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering installer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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