Construction Building Services Higher and Degree Apprenticeships - 2017 start

27 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2017
Start Date
24 months+

Our Apprenticeship programmes are an excellent pathway for school and college leavers as well as experienced trades to develop their skills and knowledge within a professional field.

We offer degree-level apprenticeships (level 6) for college leavers which include support with professional development, on the job experience, behavioural and technical development on a structured pathway. The programme is industry recognised and designed to provide you with the experience to support you towards becoming a surveyor, building services manager or site manager.

Our Level 4 technical apprenticeship offers school leavers and experienced trades professionals to develop the skills and experience towards becoming a site supervisor, building services supervisor or surveying supervisor. This industry recognised programme offers structured development and experience as well as support in achieving a HNC in the relevant pathway.

We are keen to hear from school-leavers who have a real passion in the built environment and want to develop their skills and competence towards becoming an electrical or mechanical engineering apprentice. 

Building Services

Our Building Services Engineering apprenticeship programme is an important step towards becoming a Building Services professional. You will be expected to engage in on the job training in key elements of construction, including mechanical and electrical engineering, design, planning, health and safety, operations and commercial.

As a member of the Building Services Engineering team your overall responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing knowledge and skills to the delivery of the project on time, on budget and to the required quality
  • Developing your understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering services and its impact on the project and end user
  • Promoting and upholding Wates’ reputation for providing the highest standards of site safety, health and welfare and protection of the environment
  • Working with our supply chain and surveyors to protect Wates’ commercial position and the potential for profit and repeat business
  • Developing good working relationships with the client, site team and supply chain by promoting best practice throughout the whole construction process

Some of the specific tasks you may undertake are:

  • Assisting Site / Section Managers with various M&E packages
  • Administration of site drawings and accurate site records
  • Building relationships with on-site team and sub-contractors
  • Monitoring costs and budgets

Level 4:

All you need is a passion to develop your career in the built environment and a minimum of 8 GCSE’s at grade A-C (or 9-4 under the new grading structure) with at least a B (or 5) in Maths and English and have 5 years’ experience in a mechanical or electrical trade.

Level 6:

All you need is a passion to develop your career in the built environment, a minimum of HNC in Building Services or Engineering and at least a B (or 5) in Maths and English.