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Building Services Design Engineer Apprentice - Level 6

Riverside Three, Albert Wharf, 22 Hester Road, SW11 4AN
£25,000.00 annually
Closing date
1 Jul 2023

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

The Building Services Design Engineer Apprenticeship teaches an apprentice the skills needed to design the various services found in buildings and infrastructure projects. The work typically includes systems such as renewable and emerging technologies, energy management, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, water services, building management systems, life-safety systems, communications and building transportation (e.g. lifts).

The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 60-66 months but this will depend on the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence. The successful apprentices will earn a BSc or BEng building services degree with accreditation by the relevant professional engineering institution.

An apprentice will spend 20% of the contracted time in the academic training and 80% of the time will be utilised to learn through practice. The offer of an apprenticeship will be conditional upon the applicant securing a place on the Level 6 course at our educational provider. Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore, it is essential the applicant is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Other eligibility requirements may also apply to meet apprenticeship regulations.
  • Assisting with design work, seeking to understand the design project
  • To prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated engineer, calculations, drawings, models, and other documents relating to the design
  • To develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion by the design team
  • To record evidence of your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the appropriate professional organisation.
  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with F+P procedures and standards
  • To contribute, or otherwise assist, as required by the Project Leader or Group Leader, or nominated Engineer.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

BEng (Hons) Building Service Engineering

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Foster + Partners will provide necessary training in the use of Revit and design calculation packages to complete the project work - however any past experience should be highlighted in applications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs A-C including maths and English or equival (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Must include Mathematics and preferably Science (Grade BBC) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade DDM) Desired

Things to consider

Duration The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 66 months: 60 months to complete the degree and another 6 months to move towards the gateway and End Point Assessment (EPA), but this is dependent on the apprentice's previous experience. Advanced entry requirements can be consulted with academic and administrative staff. Delivery Part time day release: apprentices attend university once a week for two semesters. Semester 1 runs from September to January and Semester 2 from January to June.

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