Ready to start your career in Construction. You’re in the right place. The Briggs and Forrester Technical Apprenticeship enables you to experience a variety of roles which include Design, BIM, Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Engineering, Planning, Work Winning and Estimating, Commissioning and Procurement to name but a few.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A very competitive salary. 25 days holiday. We offer a comprehensive and competitive pension scheme. Free cover for a Private Health Care Scheme. An excellent bonus scheme which will reward you for exceeding the prescribed academic criteria’s

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 8.30am until 5pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Friday 8.30 until 4pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    32 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The Briggs and Forrester Technical Apprenticeship enables you to experience a variety of roles which include design, BIM, quantity surveying and project management. Engineering, planning work, and estimating. Commissioning and procurement tasks to name but a few.
If your keen to understand more about our industry and want to continue your education with one of the leading players in the Building Services arena, appy today!

Your day to day activities will include but are not limited to:

• Mechanical and electrical design.
• Building Information Modelling (BIM).
• Mechanical engineering.
• Electrical enineering.
• Quantity surveying.
• Planning.
• Work winning and estimating.
• Procurement.

During your Training you will spend time in each of the following departments which will assist you in developing and broadening your skill set as well as determining which career path you feel you would like to follow once your training has concluded:-

• Operations (site based).
• Design and BIM (office/site based).
• Commercial/quantity surveying (office/site based).
• Work winning and Estimating (office based).
• Planning (site/office based).


We offer a variety of career paths and the company is structured so that those with talent and enthusiasm will get responsibility and the rewards to match. Many of our current management and fully qualified employees have progressed through our comprehensive training scheme and with the right attitude, the same rewards could be yours.


We are recognised within the construction industry for our training standards. The Briggs & Forrester Technical Trainee programme produces some of the industry’s best and brightest, who have been recognised with awards from WorldSkills, H&V News, BESA and The Worshipful Company of Plumbers.

The training you will be getting

Building Service Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Apprentices will be required to attend college one day per week, term time only at the Somer Valley Campus in Radstock.

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum, a mandatory qualifications. These qualifications have been approved by one of the professional engineering institutions as meeting the learning outcomes for Engineering Technician (EngTech). Other qualifications may be added at a later date, but must achieve approval from one of the professional engineering institutions licenced by the Engineering Council and meet the Institute’s criteria for inclusion.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The world is your oyster, from Mechanical and Electrical
engineering, to Planning, Estimating, quantity surveying and
Project Management, all of this and much much more are
available to the right candidate.

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English Language, ICT (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
AS Level or equivalent 2 AS qualifications (Grade Min 40 UCAS points) Essential
A Level or equivalent All subjects considered (Grade A* to E) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Construction or Engineering subject (Grade Competent) Essential

Things to consider

The Apprentice will be working between our Bristol office in Almondsbury, various sites and project sites in and around the Bristol area.

About the employer

Briggs & Forrester has established itself as a leading player in the building services market and is one of the industry’s largest independent contractors. We have an annual turnover of over £220m. The group has been at the forefront of the building services industry for over 70 years and is totally committed to quality, service and innovation. We undertake projects across a wide variety of market sectors including commercial developments, luxury residential properties, hi-tech laboratories, engine production and testing facilities, retail and leisure developments, educational establishments and healthcare.




Linden House

Almondsbury Business Centre


BS32 4QH

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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


Laura Joy


Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering technician 2022

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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