MEP Building Services Apprentice Design Engineer – Level 6 BURO HAPPOLD ENGINEERS LIMITED

We are recruiting for a Building Services Design Engineer Degree Apprentice to join our friendly and innovative London MEP team, who are involved in a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will embrace the latest energy and MEP technologies to improve performance and sustainability. Sustainable design is at the top of our corporate agenda
  • Undertake detailed building services (including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, sustainability) design and calculations (using both software and knowledge to verify robust calculations)
  • Ensure service and project work are carried out to an excellent standard - within agreed deadlines and within budget
  • Prepare technical specifications and schedules, design development reports and innovative design solutions
  • Plan and manage input to Building Information Modelling software for production of design work
  • Use Building Information Modelling software to design engineering services on projects through learning from colleagues and in house training
  • Represent the company as part of a team by attending design team meetings or meetings with clients and architects 

The training you will be getting

  • Successful apprentices will graduate with a degree in Building Services Engineering (Level 6)
  • iEng status upon Completion. Mentoring and support to achieve professional status and further industry accreditation
  • This is a CIBSE and Energy Institute accredited course
  • Support throughout your apprenticeship: apprentices buddy network, mentoring, young employees forum, structured on-the-job learning plan
  • Understanding and hands on experience of MEP work in the built environment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Responsibilites increased.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade BBC) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Building Services Engineering (Grade DDM) Essential

Things to consider

• A keen interest in the built environment and a desire to develop your skills to design the broad range of site wide infrastructure systems, coupled with an aptitude to develop these skills alongside use of information modelling software and design tools. • A strong commitment to complete your day release studies and successfully achieve a Building Services degree award.

About the employer

Buro Happold is best known for delivering some of the most iconic and inspiring projects worldwide. We are an international, integrated engineering consultancy operating in 21 locations worldwide. We are recruiting for a Building Services Design Engineer Degree Apprentice to join our friendly and innovative London MEP team, who are involved in a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects. Our management team include qualified professional engineers who learnt, developed and became qualified through the apprenticeship route. Many engineers who decide to progress through the apprenticeship route find that working during the day on projects whilst attending part time study provides an invaluable experience and enables a work focused programme of learning delivering increased technical skills and behaviours that are invaluable for their career. Within your team you will be guided by your line manager and colleagues within a strong collaborative ethos that will enable you to develop your engineering understanding, knowledge and skills by working on a broad range of projects. There are also wider groups such as the Young Employees Forum (YEF) for those at an early stage of their career which provides a wider peer network across the many design, advisory and consulting disciplines that is Buro Happold. The YEF not only organises professional development events but has a wider focus on encouraging participation in voluntary activities and social events.




– Level 5-8, The Featherstone Building, 66 City Road, London


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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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