The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

Apprenticeships in Building Services

Please note: the details in the framework documents published on our website and available on Apprentice Frameworks Online are correct and approved by the National Apprenticeship Service.

If you are an employer, click here to read our guide to why and how to take on an apprentice.


For those aged between 16 and 19 years old an apprenticeship scheme is the best way to start a career in the building services sector.

For more information on where you could go in the sector and access the interactive careers map, please visit our Good Day careers website.

What kind of person do you need to be?

Are you good with your hands?

Are you prepared to undertake a physically demanding job, working in a variety of environments, at site, at heights and in all sorts of weather?

Do you have full colour vision? *

Are you presentable and of smart appearance?

Are you able to work both individually and in a team?

Are you able and willing to follow all safety instructions given by a person in authority?

Are you a good communicator with the ability to take direction and advice?

*For safety reasons, if you are colour blind or colour confused you may have to undergo specialist assessment to ascertain your suitability.

Find out more about craft careers in your area: 


Northern Ireland



How long does it take?
Your training will take between three and four years. 

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