GWS Technical Engineering Apprenticeship - Brighton CBRE GWS LIMITED

Are you a hands-on individual with a passion for engineering and learning? CBRE, the global leader in facilities management, invites you to kickstart an exciting journey with our Level 3 Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship leading to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    17 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Why do an apprenticeship at CBRE? 

  • Structured Learning & Hands-On Experience: Our Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship is designed for your success. You'll follow a structured curriculum, balancing classroom learning with hands-on experience, gaining practical skills in electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems, building automation, and more ensuring a well-rounded skill set.
  • Earn While You Learn: Say hello to financial independence. CBRE’S apprenticeship programme allows you to earn a competitive salary while gaining valuable skills and knowledge. It’s not just an education; it’s an investment in your future. 
  • Cutting-Edge Facilities Management: At CBRE, we redefine excellence in facilities management. Join a company that pioneers state-of-the-art solutions, embracing innovation and sustainability to shape the future of the industry.
  • Career progression: With over 25,000 sites across the UK managing multiple sectors ranging from Technology, Stadia, Museums to Iconic buildings, CBRE is the perfect platform to launch your career.

What will you be doing? 

During this four-year programme, you will be assigned to one our Business Unit’s engineering team at client locations where you will combine on-the-job learning with academic study. This will include but is not limited to: 

  • Maintaining a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects and documenting work that has been undertaken and the skills learned.
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and Safety within the workplace.
  • Becoming proficient in the application and use of a wide range of hand tools and associated workshop machine tools.
  • Understand and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Carry out both planned and reactive maintenance from written and verbal instructions and drawings within an assigned trade.
  • Undertaking tasks as instructed, increasing overall contribution to the business unit.
  • Ensuring general good housekeeping of the workplace and client locations.

Who are we looking for? 

  • You must be on track to achieve or have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade 4/C or above including English and maths.
  • Candidates must have 3 years residency in the UK/EU. Candidates will be asked to provide their passport/residency/evidence of EU settled status and in some cases evidence they have been living in the UK/EU for the last 3 years.
  • We do not sponsor visas at the Apprentice level and therefore learners on a student visa are not eligible for this programme.

The training you will be getting

  • Attending college to complete your Level 3 engineering maintenance apprenticeship programme combined with day(s) release leading to recognised NVQ qualifications
  • Achieving professional Engineering Technician (EngTech Level 3) registration on completion of NVQ qualification

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support.
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge). 
  • Functional Skills in English (if required).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For apprentices who work hard and show commitment to their studies and the organisation, the option to progress on to level 4 Apprenticeship, HNC, HND or other career suitable training will be available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

CBRE is the world’s leader in commercial real estate services. We advise property owners, investors and occupiers on every aspect of their property strategies and assist them in the development, buying, selling, financing, leasing, valuing and management of their assets. Globally we employ over 100,000 employees across 500 global offices. Global Workplace Solutions is one of CBRE’s biggest and fastest growing business units. We assist building occupiers throughout the life cycle of their buildings, from planning and acquisition, through design and construction, operation, adaptation and final disposal. GWS is redefining workplace because we believe every place of work can be a competitive advantage for our clients. Productivity, reliability, engagement, safety and brand – the workplace enables business results whether work happens in an office, retail, laboratory, manufacturing plant, data centre, public building or critical environment.




1 John Street


BN88 1NH

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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

Engineering technician

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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