Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Level 4


Basingstoke, RG24 8GG

Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 26 June 2024


As a BMS(HVAC) Apprentice, you'll be working on building energy management systems where you will learn how to generate application software, commission plant and integrate smart technology to ensure efficient sustainable buildings. You will also work with our Project Managers, Sales, R&D teams in order to gain a good understanding of the industry.

Annual wage
£14,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
BEMS (building energy management systems) controls engineer (level 4)
Monday to Thursday, between 8:30am to 5pm and Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 1 November


3 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

This Apprenticeship will take up to 36 months to complete and at the end, you will be awarded a Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Level 4 which is equivalent to a Foundation Degree.

Attend classroom and/or online learning sessions to undertake the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer apprenticeship. This will include the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) technical course modules BCM00 – BCM15 and functional skills elements (including Maths and English where required).

Where you’ll work

Inova House Lime Tree Way

Hampshire Int Business Park



RG24 8GG


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

BEMS (building energy management systems) controls engineer (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • Applying the control principles associated with the design, function and use of buildings e.g. to create points lists, description of operation, cable schedules.
  • Incorporating hydrodynamics/ hydronic systems into designs.
  • Applying the principles and practices of measurement technology.
  • Incorporating cooling systems, heat generation and renewable technology into designs as applicable.
  • Incorporating Control Panel wiring, construction and relay logic into the design process.
  • Applying communications technology protocols and media e.g. MODBUS and BACNET.
  • Applying relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to themselves and others.
  • Identifying requirements for protection of electrical installations.
  • Incorporating the needs of a variety of building stakeholders (e.g. owners/ operators) within the design of the BEMS system.
  • Applying the practices and procedures for the installation of BEMS wiring systems.
  • Interpreting the requirements for the BEMS element of electrical installations.
  • Applying the principles and practices for the commissioning of BEMS systems and equipment in a variety of building types and environments.
  • Applying the principles, for diagnosing and correcting faults in BEMS network systems and BEMS equipment.
  • Applying the principles for completing conditional site surveys, along with associated recommendations.
  • Applying knowledge of energy efficiency to optimise comfort in buildings whilst minimising energy usage.
  • Identifying the requirements of inspection and testing of BEMS element of electrical installations within relevant legislative requirements, specifications, codes of practice and industry recognised practices.
  • Carrying out the testing, inspection and certification of BEMS related controls and equipment.
  • Applying the principles and practices for the design and commissioning of standard network architectures e.g. Ethernet TCP/IP, MSTP and RS48.
  • Carrying out updates to BEMS system hardware to ensure compatibility with latest products.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Mathematics (grade 4-9)

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Computing (grade 4-9)
    • English (grade 4-9)
    • Science (grade 4-9)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication 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

    Other requirements

    The role will be a combination of office and site based. Once qualified and working on-site, you will be eligible for a company car subject to having a valid driving licence.

    About this company

    Established for well over 100 years, the Sauter Group is an international market-leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing energy-efficient solutions in Building Management Systems. With innovative technology, in the form of cloud-based solutions, APPs and smart devices, we provide solutions to meet the needs of our client’s in the control of their building systems. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The career progression opportunities are to become a fully qualified BEMS Engineer in Commissioning, Applications or Project Management. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Dorina Cayford

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260831.

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    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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