Vital Energi Apprenticeship Programme - Craft Vital Energi

We are an energy solutions provider who design, build, operate and maintain low carbon energy projects supporting our clients to decarbonise their buildings. We are seeking motivated and talented individuals with an interest in the energy sector to join us on our journey.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


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  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn pipework fabrication and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial systems, including prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems
  • Develop your welding skills on a wide range of materials working towards a Class 1 standard
  • Carry out the installation of plumbing and heating systems including accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework
  • Understand and apply electro fusion jointing techniques on our heat networks
  • Assist testing and commissioning activities on site
  • Carry out planned energy centre and residential accommodation maintenance with our O&M teams
  • Understand installation techniques for metering & billing solutions
  • Understand H&S requirements and how to comply with safe working practices

The training you will be getting

  • On our Craft Programme you will study a Level 3 Building Services Engineering Craftsperson qualification
  • You will study at The City of Liverpool College
  • You will attend college on a day release programme 
  • You will have the opportunity to experience all parts of our business with work placements across all of our departments, learning and working alongside a team of energy centre installation operatives, prefabrication teams, O&M engineers and HIU commissioning engineers.  From Heat Networks, Energy Centres, Plate Heat Exchangers to Heat Interface Units and Metering & Billing Solutions you will help us to shape the future of energy provision

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified Apprentices can choose to progress onto a Level 4/Degree Apprenticeship in chosen field e.g., Construction Site Supervisor, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This role involves hands on physical working based in construction environments

About the employer

Vital Energi is undergoing significant growth to meet the increasing demand for energy-saving and low-carbon energy projects. We are an energy solutions provider who design, build, operate and maintain low carbon energy projects. We support hospitals, universities, residential developments, towns and cities, as well as industrial and commercial clients to decarbonise their buildings.


Vital Energi


Century House

Roman Road



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Training provider


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 engineering craftsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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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