Building Services & Sustainability Engineer (Level 5) Bennett Freehill

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    Bennett Freehill

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Building services with sustainable energy > Level 5

  • Positions


  • Location

    380c, Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2NF

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description


  • To adhere to the design process and undertake electrical engineering design activities relating to the project

  • To fulfil the Practice’s overall objective in producing first class engineering on time and on budget

  • To have thorough knowledge of, and comply with, company procedures and standards

Qualities and Skills involved in the role:

  • Ability to use initiative in response to demands of project

  • Able to negotiate and communicate well in graphical, written or verbal forms including ability to listen and to understand others

  • Ability to understand and formulate design decisions

  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and a proven commitment to independent, lifelong learning

  • Self-organised and motivated `

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team

  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

  • Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work effectively under pressure


  • Paid training and career development: we work with you to reach your career goals.

  • Flexible working environment: we operate on a Flexitime policy meaning you can work the hours that suit your lifestyle, work from home 2 days a week and finish at 1pm on a Friday

  • Healthcare benefits.

  • 34 days holiday

  • Competitive employer pension scheme

  • Sports, social and wellbeing committee that organise fully funded events in and outside of work: so far this has included cooking classes, nights out, prison island, mini golf, axe throwing and much more

  • Employee wellbeing scheme

Person Specification

The successful candidate will:

  • Have interest or experience in an Engineering role within Building Services

  • Be working towards a Foundation degree apprenticeship (Level 5) in Building Services.

  • Have knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Packages

  • Be able to communicate effectively along with the ability to take ownership, work to deadlines and show initiative.

  • Have Maths GCSEs and A levels.

  • Have good attention to detail.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Building Services with Sustainable EnergySouth West College


Embarking upon a career in Building Services with Sustainable Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment which will aid in combating climate change and fossil fuel depletion.


  • Building Fabric & Energy Conservation

  • Mathematics & Structures

  • CADD & Intro to BIM

  • Building Services (Domestic)

  • Renewable Energy Technologies

  • Science & Comfort

  • Year 2

  • Building Services For Commercial Projects

  • Management & Contracts

  • Microgeneration for Renewable Energy

  • Mathematics For Engineers

  • Work Base Learning


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Open University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

All applications will be individually considered but HLA students must be in full time employment when they commence their studies in September 2022. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/ Certificate in a related subject equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Level 3 Cambridge (OCR) Technical certificates equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Completion of A-level study equating to a minimum of 48 UCAS points;

  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;

  • UCAS tariff score of 48 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s (students who hold relevant NVQ level 3 qualification will be considered for admission that is supported by experiential learning) or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.



Start Date

Wednesday 11 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy programme graduates may consider entering into employment within the mechanical, electrical or energy industries or continuing to study by applying for a place on a BEng programme in a relevant discipline including the level 6 (Hons) Top Up in Building Services with Sustainable Energy at South West College.

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