What will the apprentice be doing?
Building Services Engineers are the people who create a safe, healthy and comfortable environment in which people can live, work and achieve.
Imagine yourself in the most fabulous building in the world. Now take away the lighting, heating and ventilation, the lifts and escalators, acoustics, plumbing, power supply and energy management systems, the security and safety systems. You are left in a cold, dark uninhabitable shell. Building Services Engineers really do “bring buildings to life”.
Imagine the air filtration systems you'd need in a clean computer manufacturing facility. The heating controls in a special care baby unit? The airflow systems needed to control bacteria and humidity in an operating theatre? What about security systems at an airport or in the Headquarters of MI5? Lighting the Olympic Stadium? Coping with a power cut in the dealing room of a city banker?
This is everyday work for a building services engineer.
As a Building Services Engineer degree apprentice, first we’ll teach you the fundamental scientific principles that support mechanical and electrical building services. Following this, you’ll explore in more depth how to operate and control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In the final year, we’ll focus on sustainability: the dynamic thermal performance of buildings, energy resources, combined heat and power, wind power generation and lighting and electrical systems.
We set lots of design projects to simulate a working environment and you can expect to use computer modelling techniques to optimise and refine your design proposals, as well as laboratory/workshop experiments.
Following completion of your placements and subject to the business need and your career aspirations, your final role placement will be selected, and you will complete your training as a professional engineer in this area.
This role may appeal to you if you enjoy:
- Understanding how things work and improving them
- Solving problems in different ways
- Working with Control Systems
- Working with Mechanical Assemblies
- Working with Electrical Systems
- Interest in learning / improving practical applications
- Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Qualification: BEng in Building Services Engineering
You will attend London South Bank University on either day or block release.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship. Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles.
Reality CheckMust be age 18 or above as of 1st September 2023
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Health & Safety Aware
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade C) Essential