Apprentice Building Services Engineer - Oxford SOUTHEAST CENTRE FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT LTD

As an Apprentice Building Services Engineer, you will be involved in the project management of all MEP related services and any other interfacing trades. Modern buildings are full of complex engineering systems from heating and cooling to lighting control, audio visual, IT, power systems as well as Building Management Systems.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,707.84 to £21,131.76

    Help with the cost of travel to and from work and college will be supported financially which can be claimed back weekly via our expenses process

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 5.00pm, working week with one day being spent at college to gain the qualifications for this apprenticeship. Some tasks may require additional hours, but this will always be confirmed beforehand with the apprentice.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Being an integral part of the project delivery team specialising in technical services
  • Developing and Implementing MEP strategies on a project from pre-construction to post completion
  • Actively engaging with a variety of stakeholders including clients, local communities, team members and suppliers
  • Find solutions to any problems that arise in the construction phase
  • Assisting in procurement of the integral parts and packages associated with building services
  • Advising the design teams on co-ordination and pre-fabrication of services within building design
  • Assisting in planning and programming building services within the construction programme
  • Management of sub-contractors/ trades
  • Management of health & safety on site
  • Assisting with the production of monthly project audits and reports
  • Delivering building service engineering for a range of different buildings and clients
  • Commissioning management and witnessing
  • Testing integrated systems including building control sign off
  • Assist in gaining practical completion
  • Managing project close out and the defect period

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

  • On this programme you’ll work towards completing a Level 4 Building Services Engineering Senior Technician Apprenticeship Standard, where you’ll achieve a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Typically, you would advance onto a 3-year programme of training to gain a level 5 & 6 qualification Building Services
  • Level 6 being a degree level

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English and Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a responsible and fast paced environment so applicants must be willing to learn and make decisions with guidance and have some confidence in their own abilities and not be afraid to ask questions. Team player and ability to work on your own are vital requirements.

About the employer

CoTrain is a program under SECBE . As a shared apprenticeship scheme and a Flexible Job Apprenticeship Agency partly funded by CITB to provide a route into industry for anyone wishing to complete an apprenticeship. We employ and mentor the apprentice and place them with our construction partners and colleges to gain the correct experience & skills to complete their qualifications.




Begbroke Science Park

OX11 0QX


Molly Albone


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Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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