13/03/2019 JTL Preston PR1 5RR

Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Apprenticeship

  • Sector: construction, engineering
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: 7,605
  • Level: 3
Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship summary

Building Services Engineering makes buildings work. It is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Consequently, craftsperson’s can be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and cold & hot water services both inside and outside buildings such as factories, schools, hospitals.

The craftsperson’s job will vary and depend upon the type and range of work that the employing company carries out. However, they will all have a broad range of similar technical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to carry out their work safely and correctly.

Some of the things that a craftsperson may be expected to do are:

  • Install, maintain and repair water services (e.g. heating pipework, radiators, boilers)
  • Install, maintain and repair ductwork systems (e.g. ducts, extract grilles,)
  • Commission systems to ensure maximum efficiency against design specification
  • Work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to work at height
  • Work with little or no supervision; relying on their own initiative
  • Develop good working relationships with people
  • Read construction and engineering drawings
  • Understand control wiring and circuit diagrams
  • Select replacement parts, materials and equipment
  • Inspect and test systems and equipment as part of planned or reactive maintenance
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of heating & ventilating systems and equipment
  • Write reports

As you can see, the job is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career. The training programme that you will be following as a JTL Apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Knowledge and skills are important and the training is demanding

Key personal attributes include:

  • Good practical skills to work with hand and power tools
  • Good communication skills
  • A thorough understanding of safety rules and regulations

Personal qualities

  • The work is quite complex so  you need to be physically able to carry out the demands of the role
  • Have good practical aptitude
  • Be willing to learn
  • The ability to follow technical drawings and instructions
  • A methodical approach to work
  • An ability to pay close attention to detail
  • A commitment to keep up to date with industry developments
  • The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • The ability to work at height
  • Normal colour vision

Desired qualifications

  • All candidates must complete the JTL Entry Assessment

Future prospects

The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages.  After initially qualifying, you could go on to supervisory roles, senior management positions or even running your own business.

Things to consider

You must ensure you load an up-to-date copy of your CV to your JTL profile in addition to following the application instructions to complete your application for this vacancy.

The JTL Entry Assessment forms an integral part of your application, if you haven’t already taken and passed one you must logon to your JTL account and take the assessment before the closing date.

Additional location information

Candidate will be working across the Preston area.

Training provider

As part of the JTL Building Services Engineering Craftsperson apprenticeship, you’ll be in full time employment with a local company receiving a decent wage from day one. You’ll spend time learning your trade by gaining practical experience working on-site with your employer, as well as attending a JTL approved college or training centre to learn the theoretical knowledge you will need.

You will be working towards a level 3 apprenticeship. The apprenticeship comprises the following qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Heating and Ventilating Craftsperson qualification (Industrial and Commercial)
  • Functional Skills may be required to be undertaken at the following levels if you do not have equivalent qualifications (such as GCSEs) at time of starting the apprenticeship: Level 2 English, Level 2 maths and Level 1 IT

Once you have successfully completed the training and qualifications, JTL and your employer will decide when you are ready to take the End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA for this apprenticeship consists of a knowledge test, a practical assessment and a professional discussion.

2,000 people a year begin a course delivered by JTL, getting qualifications, real life job experience and realising their potential.

We can get you there too.

Apprenticeship standard

Building Services Engineering Craftsperson

Training provider


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