Building services engineering technicians help engineers design, plan and install electrical and mechanical systems within buildings.
- Newly trained building services engineering technicians can earn in the region of £10,000 - £20,000
- Trained with experience building services engineering technicians can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000
- Building services engineering technicians can gain Chartership but will then become Chartered Engineers working within building services. They can earn in the region of £30,000 - £40,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
One of the most direct ways to become an building services engineering technician is to complete an HND in one of the following subjects:
- Building Services Engineering
- Construction and the Built Environment
- Electrical or Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Physics
Alternatively, you could complete an apprenticeship in this field. For example, the Advanced Apprenticeship for Building Services Engineers.
In Scotland entry requirements for the HNC/HND are usually 1-2 Highers whether you opt to go to college full-time or part-time. Maths is normally preferred. For the part-time study route you would need to apply to employers directly to “Earn while you Learn”.