Building Services Engineering Degree Apprenticeship SMITH CONSULT LIMITED

Building Services Engineering Apprentice - Clevedon, near Bristol. Learn to review, design and implement building lighting, heating, ventilation, power and water services. Use design software to model and create sustainable buildings. Full time role with Uni degree course at UWE. Motivated and enthusiastic applicants. Strong maths ability.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary dependent on education level. Applications welcome from A Level Students and upwards. Performance related bonus each year. EMI share option scheme in place. Uni fees and expenses all paid. Annual progress and salary review.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm but flexible working available. Weekly day placement at Uni.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Visit sites and survey buildings/installations with senior engineers
  • Learn to report findings
  • Support engineering team in producing design documents and drawings using AutoCad and Revit
  • Attend meetings and work in teams, alongside MEP Engineers, Building Users, Architects and Structural Engineers
  • Use modelling software to examine building thermal properties and help visualise schemes
  • Attend uni to further qualifications 
  • Carry out uni coursework and assessments/exams
  • Read up and self-learn to help support your development
  • Record your continued professional development to support industry membership progression

The training you will be getting

  • BEng(Hons) Buildings Services Degree Apprenticeship Level 6 with UWE, Bristol
  • Courses are day release. Usually, one day a week at uni
  • Depending on the level of qualification already held, degree course is 3 or 5 years
  • A Level students will need to get a C or above in A Level maths to gain entry to UWE

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following a successful apprenticeship, the candidate will be degree qualified, have several years project experience and be able to progress their professional qualifications to become a Chartered Engineer CEng. 

Engineers follow the industry professional route set out by CIBSE which takes them through from Apprentice, Graduate, Engineer and Senior Engineer onwards to become an Associate and hopefully a company Director in their future career path.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Confident, self motivated


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science (Grade 5 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science especially Physics (Grade C/D) Desired

Things to consider

This is a mainly office based design role using 2D and 3D design software. A requirement for strong Maths understanding is key to enable you to identify anomalies. You will be expected to visit site and meet clients in meetings so confidence is also key. Great written work will be required in order to present strong reports and specifications.

About the employer

Smith Consult are a friendly & progressive team of design engineers based in Clevedon, south of Bristol. Our company started in 2012 working with many varied clients like schools & universities, police, offices, gyms, hospitals and residential projects. See our website for more info. We have a great opportunity available for an Apprentice Engineer to join and support the team, build a fantastic future for themselves and positively impact construction projects for future users.




Smith Consult Limited, Unit D St. Davids Court

Windmill Road


BS21 6UP


Melanie Smith


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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 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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