How to become a heating and ventilation engineer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You can take a college course to learn some of the skills needed to get a trainee engineer job.
- plumbing and heating
- building services engineering
- T Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths for a T Level
You can get into this job by applying to do an apprenticeship. Examples include:
- Building Services Engineering Installer Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship
- Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships can take 2 to 3 years to complete.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You may be able to apply directly for jobs if you have qualifications and experience in building services engineering or plumbing.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering for professional development training and industry news.
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