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Job Details:

Salary Range:  £21,190 - £22,215 per annum
Work LocationThree Minsters House, Winchester
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent  
Closing Date: 14 May 2023
Interview Date: There will be an initial shortlisting process followed by a Microsoft teams informal interview during May 2023. There will then be a face-to-face interview and group exercise for the final shortlisted candidates. There may be testing involving games and puzzles.  

The Role:

We are looking for degree apprentice building services design engineers. The work will include assisting engineers and contract administrators (architects and building surveyors) with site surveys, building services engineering design and contract documentation and administration.


You will assist in the development of designs and production of drawings, helping to design the various installations found in buildings which typically include systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, power, controls and lifts. Sustainability is a key consideration in everything we do. 


You will be trained in the use of software engineering tools such as AutoCAD (2D Drawings) and Revit (3D Drawings) to ensure you have a full set of design skills. 

For further information on other roles we offer and Property Services please see Property Services Careers

Apprenticeship Information

Typically, an engineering apprentice will work 5 days per week with 4 days in the workplace and 1 day at university during term time. The one day a week at university during term time will be provided by either London South Bank University or The University of the West of England, Bristol.


As part of your university course, you will need to complete assessments and exams, undertake continuing professional development to expand your skills and knowledge and be willing to research and read around topics.


We will provide support with internal development opportunities to help you develop your professional and technical skills to help you successfully achieve your apprenticeship. We are fortunate to be a multi-disciplinary practice with the full range of experience so you will have both young professionals on a similar journey up to experienced practitioners who will mentor you. 


On completion of the Level 6 Building Services Design Engineering Apprenticeship, you will be degree qualified, have several years project experience and be able to progress your professional qualifications to become a Chartered Engineer CEng. Engineers follow the industry professional route set out by CIBSE which takes them through from Apprentice, Graduate, Engineer and Senior Engineer onwards. 


Qualifications Required 


  • A Level BBC - Must include Mathematics and preferably a Science in either Chemistry or Physics (UCAS points: 112)
  • T-level (Merit or above) in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning. (UCAS points: 120)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in an Engineering subject area, with a minimum of merit in Mathematics and advanced Mathematics. (UCAS points: 128)
  • Building Services Engineering Technician level 3 apprenticeship DD (UCAS points: 96) alongside grade Pass or Distinction at EPA
  • Access to Engineering qualifications with 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits including Maths and Physical Science credit
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).


Desired Skills and Personal Qualities 

Good communicator, Customer care skills, IT literate, Show attention to detail, Good organisational skills, Problem solving and analytical  skills, excellent number skills , Good at team working, self-motivated.

Additional Information:

To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education when the apprenticeship commences.   


You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject) .


For further information please see the Apprenticeship Standard and London South Bank and UWE University Courses below: 


  • Building services design engineer (degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education - Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Building Services Engineering | London South Bank University (
  • Building Services Design Engineer - Current higher and degree apprenticeships | UWE Bristol

What we can offer you:

We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognised and developed. We have created an environment that you can look forward to being a part of and where you are empowered to be your best and believe in creating a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in their roles.

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference in Hampshire, get in touch!

To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package.

Additional Information:

Trainee Engineer (Apprentice) Job Description and Person Specification 

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.


Those doing work on Police Estate will also require Non Police Personnel Police Vetting. Further information about this process will be provided to successful candidates. Candidates must have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 years in order for clearance to be obtained.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Susan Oliver, Planned Maintenance Manager on ARCWSS@HANTS.GOV.UK or 07894 618387 or Andrew Howard , Delivery Manager on or 07590 774364


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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