Apprenticeships in Building Engineering Services

Make a difference and be part of the green revolution


Launch your career by taking an Apprenticeship in Building Engineering Services

Building Engineering Services is all about making the buildings we live, work and play in safe, working and healthy environments. 

It is the engineering services which make buildings work. The structure of a building is like the bones and skin of a body and the engineering services are the heart, lungs, circulation, eyes and brain.

We cover everything from:

Apprentices in Building Engineering Services


  • Lighting
  • Escalators and lifts
  • Ventilation
  • Refrigeration
  • Security and alarm systems
  • Fire detection and protection


  • Energy supplies and use, including gas, electric and water
  • Communications networks including telephone and internet


  • Heating and ventilation
  • Water, drainage and plumbing
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
A building without any of these components would be a cold, dark, unsafe inhabitable shell.

Three reasons to choose Building Engineering Services

Here are three great reasons you should consider an apprenticeship in Building Engineering Services

Make a difference

Play your part in tackling climate change and really make a difference to the world we live in

Always in demand

There will always be a demand for workers in this industry, which provides reassurance and job security

Travel opportunities

With site-based roles you have the option to go where the work takes you, around the country or further afield


Hear from Building Engineering Services apprentices

Shakira Green Dalkia Building Engineering Services apprentice


"My BSE apprenticeship allows me to work and learn simultaneously. It presents tasks and challenges you could never find in a classroom such as fixing breakdown faults and arrange for replacement equipment and check and maintain instruments and machinery.


The people around me has numerous experience increases my knowledge. The apprenticeship gives me an insight into the world of work and what I can achieve and allows opportunities to progress whilst gaining recognised qualification.


I recommend doing an apprenticeship to anyone, the experience you gain is invaluable."

Shakira Green | Building Services Maintenance Engineer | Dalkia 

“Before my apprenticeship I was a fabric engineer for ISS and my trade was carpentry and joinery. I commenced my apprenticeship at Cardiff and Vale college, in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, between September 2018 and December 2020.

At the end of the apprenticeship, I achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. I thoroughly enjoyed learning a new skill set and broadening my knowledge. I really liked the theory work involved with the course - psychometric charts and the scientific principles. This was all very fascinating to me. 

I was nominated by my tutors for the Cardiff and Vale College Building Services award, for being an 'outstanding student' and ended up winning! 

In May 2023 I became an Engineering Team Leader at ISS. My success story is due to the fact that I had the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship. I would encourage anyone who is passionate about learning a new skill, to consider apprenticeships as a good option for securing a future in engineering.”

Thomas Gough | Engineering Team Leader | ISS

Thomas Gough, Building Engineering Services apprentice

There are a number of apprenticeships available

  • Hydrocarbon Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pump System Installation
  • Service and Maintenance


Interested in becoming an apprentice in Building

Engineering Services?

Have you been inspired by our testimonials and would like to know more about apprenticeships? Follow the links below to find out more:

- Apprenticeships In England

- Apprenticeships in Wales

- Apprenticeships in Northern Ireland

- Apprenticeships in Scotland


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