Apprentice Building Services Engineer Ridge and Partners

Designing mechanical and electrical services, that bring buildings to life, reducing the energy they use and improving their environmental credentials. Supporting employees wellbeing at work. Creating world renowned facilities fit for the next century.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16 years = £16,000 – £17,500 18 years = £17,500 – £19,000 25 days annual leave, plus 3 days volunteering leave, private healthcare, life assurance, pension scheme and a suite of voluntary benefits to choose from.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the design of buildings across all sectors
  • Undertaking ACAD and Revit draughting, co-ordinating layouts with the building
  • Liaising with utility providers for new connections/dis-connections and diversions
  • Supporting load calculations (gas, water and electricity)
  • Selecting equipment to support the design philosophy
  • Site visits with engineers to see designs in construction
  • Site visits, with engineers, to see what exists and needs modification to suit new layout plans
  • Internal design team meeting attendance
  • Undertaking calculations for different elements of design (lighting, heating, air volumes, cooling)

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

  • Level 3 national diploma in building services engineering
  • Level 3 building services engineering technician apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 functional skills in English and maths as required

You will attend Solihull College & University Centre (Solihull site) one day a year over two years.

You will also be visited in your workplace by an assessor/coach who will support you to develop a portfolio of evidence to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours requirements.

The assessor/coach will also help prepare you for the CIBSE administered end point assessments at the end of your learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunity to continue and complete a degree. Become recognised by the engineering council as an Incorporated Engineer &/or chartered engineering status. Grow and expand knowledge to lead projects

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Team working, Inquisitive, Enthusiastic, Outgoing


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6 (B)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent One other subject (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential

Things to consider

Whilst the role will be largely office based, there will also be the opportunity to visit our projects and meet our clients.

About the employer

We are a multidiscipline Property and Construction Consultancy. We help our clients create better, more sustainable places for people to live, learn and work. Public or private sector, new development, regeneration or refurbishment: whatever the project, we help achieve impactful results through our technical expertise and hands-on support from a vast range of services. We offer a partner-led approach with our 1000+ people working worldwide from 12 locations across the UK.


Ridge and Partners


Rhodium Building

Central Boulevard

Blythe Valley Park

B90 9LE

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Training provider



Paul Bates

0121 678 7178

Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering technician 2022

Level 3 (A level)

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