Building Services Engineer Apprentice University of London

Working as an Apprentice within the FM Department of the University of London, you will support the operations of the department and the University carrying out maintenance tasks in several disciplines, whilst learning and developing skill, knowledge and behaviours in building services within the built environment.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9:00 am - 17:00 pm - Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Attend and abide by the training programme as directed by the University of London and the Engineering Trust Training Ltd.
• To learn, apply and abide by relevant legislation and safe working practices during the apprenticeship.
• Learn how to; utilise resources effectively including the roles and responsibilities of relevant people; ensure the correct tools, materials and equipment are available; produce risk assessments and method statements.
• How to plan work programmes, the importance of working within contract requirements and how to complete the necessary reports.
• Develop skills and knowledge about design principles, layout, and operating principles, installation, decommissioning, fault finding, fault diagnosis, component replacement, testing and re-commissioning techniques for industrial and commercial ventilating, heating, water supply, waste (effluent discharge), drainage, systems, and related electrical systems.
• Assist with providing support and advice to other stakeholders.
• Working effectively with colleagues, the public, clients, service centre, contract supervisors, and other members of the service and facilities team.
• Solving problems within their own scope of responsibility, by applying technical and behavioural skills and knowledge to define the problem, identify, evaluate, and select alternatives and implement solutions.
• Attend review meeting with UoL Management and ETT Training Officers as required.
• To ensure the requirements of the University are always met through continuous improvement and training on new systems and equipment.

Additional Responsibilities

• To undertake appropriate administrative tasks.
• Attending relevant meetings.
• To undertake any necessary additional training and/or development as specified by University of London.
• To maintain safe workplace practice and procedures in accordance with the requirements of Health and Safety legislation.
• To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant statutory fire and Health and Safety regulations and recommendations and attend safety training as required.
• Exercising responsibilities in an ethical manner.
• Actively follow and promote the University of London policies, including the University's Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities Policy and actively promote these wherever possible.
• Any other duties consistent with both the grade and scope of the post
• Any other duties which may arise commensurate with the apprenticeship as directed by line manager/supervisor.

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

Qualifications included:

  • Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Company Training Plan & Assessment.
  • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Building Services Engineering Technology and Project Management
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - Maths (If required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will have the skills, knowledge, experience and qualification to become a Building Services Engineer. We commit to let all apprentices know 3 months in advance of the end of an apprenticeship if there will be a permanent position available upon passing your end point assessment. In the event that there isn’t a permanent position available internally, we will work closely with the training provider and our member institutions to support you to apply for other roles externally.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Interest in Engineering, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent A Min of 5 GCSE's inc Science, English & Maths (Grade 5-9 / C-A*) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering qualification (Grade Level 3) Essential

Things to consider

You may be asked to support events who require engineering support on the odd occasion outside of your typical working hours.

About the employer

The University of London is the UK’s leading provider of online and distance education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global. We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange. We are also a federation of 17 esteemed higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of our ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines. Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.


University of London


Senate House

Malet Street



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Training provider



Sally Parr


Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering service and maintenance engineer

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023