Skilled engineers and technical staff will be amongst the most valuable people in tomorrow's job market. A national skills shortage exists and this is your opportunity to join a company that can give you the best training in the industry.
The apprentice programmes
Managing building services primarily involves heating systems, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, carpentry and electrical maintenance. The maintenance of this equipment is highly skilled work. Therefore a great deal of training is required to ensure that all work is carried out to a high standard and that it complies with the necessary health and safety requirements.
The programme for a Standard apprenticeship consists of:
- Level 2 NVQ and Technical Certificate in the chosen trade. Usually to be completed over 2 years. Apprenticeships within this framework include plumbing, bricklaying, and carpentry/joinery.
The programme for an Advanced apprenticeship consists of:
- Level 2 NVQ and Technical Certificate over years 1 and 2.
- Level 3 NVQ over years 3 and 4.
Apprenticeships within this framework include Engineering Maintenance, Service and Maintenance
Opportunities for the future.
It doesn’t stop there. You’ll find opportunities to take further higher level qualifications and there are excellent opportunities for promotion to management level. Many of our current senior business managers began their careers as apprentices.
If you are taken on by Balfour Beatty WorkPlace, you will enjoy training, pay and benefits that are amongst the best in the industry and be joining a company with a culture to lead from the front.
What do I need to do now?
To qualify for a Modern Apprenticeship a minimum of 4 GCSEs, grade C or above, (which should include English and Mathematics) are required. If you haven't taken your examinations yet your teacher should be able to give you an idea of your predicted grades.