2023 Professional Apprenticeship – Building Services Trainee

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2023 Professional Apprenticeship – Building Services Trainee (3434)

Professional Apprenticeship – Building Services Trainee

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.   


Role Overview 

A Building Services Technician Engineer assists in the engineering and management of mechanical, electrical, and public health (MEP) installations throughout the lifecycle of construction projects.  As part of the Technical Function, successful candidates will sit in the MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Communication, Automation) division supporting our building services projects.

Experience will be obtained across the MEP disciplines initially, before specialising in either mechanical, electrical or public health engineering.

Building Services Technician Engineers help to ensure technical excellence and the safe and effective delivery of projects through design, procurement, technical appraisal, installation, commissioning, and handover stages.

Off-site manufacturing solutions, Digital Engineering methods and sustainable technologies are at the forefront of how we deliver projects and Building Services Technician Engineers are key to help drive this for MEP works.



Opportunities in the Midlands and South of England


Apprenticeship Level and Standard

This apprenticeship starts at Level 4 Building Services Engineering Senior Technician then moves onto a Level 6 Building Service Engineering Site Management.


Apprenticeship Provider

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers (Universities) for our apprenticeship delivery. Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen. 


Entry Grades

5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths, English and Science 

3 A-levels must include Maths or Physics or BTEC or Equivalent    



The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect? 

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.  


Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation. 



Entry requirements 

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:  

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit    
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description, and they will differ from role to role   
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent   




 **The Professional Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2023** 


 We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 










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Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Company Car / Car Allowance (*Role dependant)
Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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