Career Routes

Apprenticeships

A range of apprenticeships now include environmental technologies within the pathway or employers are able to be specified as additional to the apprenticeship www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

B&ES Careers

On this website you will find everything you need to know about careers in the Heating Ventilation Air-conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

Building Services Engineer Jobs Search

CIBSE

Find jobs in building services, including mechanical engineer jobs and electrical engineer jobs, from the CIBSE Journal jobs site.

Hays CIBSE Appointments

A partnership between Hays Building Services, the UK's leading specialist in building services jobs, and CIBSE. Hays Building Services has been working in partnership with CIBSE for over 10 years, offering CIBSE members a priority service tailored to meet individual needs. For any further recruitment needs please visit www.hays.co.uk/buildingservices

EngineeringUK 

EngineeringUK is a registered charity which exists to promote the collective voice of scientists, engineers and technologists in the UK.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. National Careers Service website


Your National Careers Service adviser can help you:

  • develop your curriculum vitae
  • search and apply for jobs
  • understand the job market
  • search for courses and training schemes
  • find funding to support any learning
  • identify your key strengths and skills
  • explore your career options
  • choose training routes that fit your lifestyle
  • develop an action plan - this can help you achieve your goals
  • refer you to other useful organisations.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The National Careers Service offers advice about careers and skills in England. If you’re looking for information about courses or careers in other parts of the UK please visit:

Sector Skills Councils

SummitSkills 

Is the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector. It aims to alleviate skills gaps, improve productivity, provide career progression, develop a competent workforce and champion the sector's skills agenda. Their Careers website is designed to help employers as well as potential entrants to one of the building services engineering sectors - electrotchnical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration and ventilation. Good Day

CITB

Comprehensive information about careers in the construction industry. Building and Construction

Asset Skills

Visit their website Facilities Management

The Engineering Council

ECUK is the regulatory body for the engineering profession. The website contains information on how to become an engineer and useful links to careers sites. It also lists college and university courses that are accredited by the professional engineering institutions (PEIs), including CIBSE.

Tomorrow's engineers

Aimed at younger visitors, this website is an overview of the opportunities in all branches of engineering, giving an idea of of the qualifications, skills and aptitudes you'll need . It has a handy route map showing ways in to the profession. There's also a chance to check how your skills and interests match up against different engineerinhg occupations - click on the Whose Crew are you? button.

Upskilling for existing workers

Whether involved in providing advice, installing, specifying or designing then the National Skills Academy network which includes universities, colleges, private training providers and manufacturers can support you to upskill.

Online support from the National Skills Academy

  • A free online too Future proof your career can be used to provide an overview of the environmental technologies and support your career progression decisions.

Pre-requisites

  • Competent Persons Schemes including Green Deal, Building Regulations and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme require achievement of individual competence to meet the industry specified Minimum Technical Competence.
  • Refer to the information on pre-requisites here or contact your local centre for more information and advice.