Level 6 Building Services Design Engineer Apprenticeship WATERMAN BUILDING SERVICES LIMITED

Our award-winning Apprenticeship scheme gives you the chance to contribute to some of the world’s most exciting projects. Apprentices are valued members of our team who have the opportunity to learn from industry-leading experts and best-in-class lecturers, whilst working on 3D modelling and mechanical and electrical components.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Building Services concerns itself with the mechanical and electrical design for building projects.

Duties include:

  • Developing sustainable designs and working with architects to provide ventilation, heating/cooling, lighting and power solutions using 3D modelling software
  • The role also covers overseeing the design being constructed and commissioned on site

You will attend the taught elements of your apprenticeship (including 1 day a week studying at Coventry University and 4 days a week working at our Nottingham office).

Tasks include:

  • Developing knowledge and experience with electrical & mechanical engineering
  • Developing knowledge in sustainable and energy efficient solutions
  • Developing skills in using 3D building modelling software such as Revit
  • Being a key member of the team supporting the design development

The training you will be getting

You will be studying for a BEng (Hons) in Building Services at Coventry University, as well as achieving Incorporated Engineer status with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) at your End Point Assessment. 

In addition to this, at Waterman, you will experience the following continuous learning opportunities:

  • Workplace shadowing
  • Dedicated mentoring
  • Technical skills including software, people skills and health & safety training
  • Periodic in-house training from internal or external resource
  • Webinars and e-learning
  • Development days 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

An excellent opportunity to first work towards becoming an Incorporated Engineer with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) with full support of a dedicated mentor and line manager, and then work towards becoming fully Chartered once the apprenticeship is completed.

There are excellent opportunities to develop your career within Waterman Group through in-house workshops, online learning, via the annual appraisal process and through CIBSE focused working groups. 

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, Creative


GCSE or equivalent 5 including English, Maths and Science (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths and a Physical Science (Grade B (in maths) B, C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade DDM or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please take note of the academic requirements as these are non-negotiable.

About the employer

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets. Founded in 1952, the company has since grown into a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK, Australia and Europe.




5th Floor

Alan House

Clumber Street




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Building services design engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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