Heating and ventilating apprenticeship

Heating and ventilating apprenticeship

The Heating and Ventilating apprenticeship covers a wide range of skills and occupations within the heating and ventilating industry.

From keeping us warm at the cinema to keeping blood at the right temperature for lifesaving operations, heating and ventilation is fundamental to our lives.

This is a broad industry with many occupations available to apprentices. As an apprentice you will develop the skills needed to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation, maintenance and commissioning of heating and ventilating systems.

In recent years, the industry has also been involved with developing environmentally sound technologies like air source heat pumps. You could work as a fitter, installing and repairing heating and ventilation systems; you could be a welder, using specialist skills to join pipework systems; or you could install the ductwork that either provides clean air to, or extracts air from, parts of buildings.

The heating and ventilating industry takes its responsibility to the environment seriously so you’ll learn to work with this in mind, and health and safety is also of key importance. On the Advanced Level apprenticeship, your skills base will broaden to include designing and installing much larger systems, incorporating other environmental technologies, and you’ll be able to enter the profession at a higher level. As a heating and ventilating engineer you could find yourself working in many different places, from rooftops or construction sites to residential and commercial properties.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£17,000–£21,000

Job roles:

Heating and ventilating fitter, Service and maintenance engineer, Ductwork installer

Issuing Authority:

Summit Skills – www.summitskills.org.uk