Is this the apprenticeship for you?
If you’re searching for a hands-on, technical role that you can see making a difference in the world, read on. Our Level 3 Building Services Design Technician Apprenticeship prepares you for a varied and exciting career as a building services design technician.
On the job, you’ll learn how to assist engineers and other construction professionals in developing design solutions that are cost-effective, technical, and sustainable. By working on producing 3D models, accurate calculations, specifications, reports, and drawings, you’ll be prepared to work on systems such as renewable technologies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, controls, and lifts.
This integral role is featured in many settings, like design consultancies, contractors, and manufacturing companies, working with infrastructure that’s both state-of-the-art and refurbishing buildings with Impressive history.
You can find out more about this apprenticeship at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/building-services-design-technician/
What knowledge and skills will you develop?
- Industry-specific techniques and methods used to design, build and maintain projects
- Technical engineering principles
- Effective communication including drawing conventions, technical reports and terminology
- How to deliver a project safely and on-budget
- How to comply with safe working practices
- The importance and impact of sustainable development within the industry
- Transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and time management
What do you need to apply?
Employers set their own requirements, but generally, you’ll be expected to have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Science, and Maths at Grade B or above (or their equivalent).
If you don’t have Level 2 English and Maths when you start, you will need to have achieved this by the time your apprenticeship finishes.
How will I be assessed?
You will demonstrate your progress through a combination of written/on-line examinations, assignments, documented development reviews with experienced professionals, completion of work-based projects, and the maintenance of a portfolio of evidence.
Where can this apprenticeship take you?
When working for client/end-users or contractors, career progression is usually from engineer to manager.