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Building Services Apprenticeships Chosen for Royal Recognition

Building Services Apprenticeships Chosen for Royal Recognition
17 May 2023

The Building Engineering Services Association has praised the selection of low-carbon heating and sustainable engineering qualifications for special recognition in honour of the coronation of King Charles III.

Low Carbon Heating Technician (level 3) and Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician (level 3) were among six apprenticeships chosen for royal recognition because of their importance to the low carbon economy, according to the Department for Education (DfE).

“These apprenticeships are the gold-standard for green skills training, encouraging more people to take up the opportunity to gain the skills to build an exciting career in the green industry while meeting the needs of employers and boosting economic growth,” it said.

The official Coronation emblem can be used by training providers, employers, and government offices to promote the apprenticeships, which also include Sustainability Business Specialist (level 7), and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner (level 4).

The King’s commitment to renewable energy and sustainability is widely recognised and the apprenticeships selected were all designed by employers working with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), who considered the impact of each occupation on the environment and future workforce.
Jennifer Coupland, Chief Executive of IfATE, said the six chosen should pave the way for “hundreds more” that could play a role in tackling climate change and delivering net-zero.

“Thanks to vital input from a range of employers we are one step closer to putting the environment at the heart of apprenticeships,” she added. “We urge more employers to get involved and hope many students will consider these exciting career opportunities.”

BESA said it was particularly pleased to see such high-profile recognition for low carbon heating. The apprenticeship aims to give students a firm grasp of the fundamentals needed to improve the overall performance of the built environment, including energy efficiency and the use of emerging technologies.

Picture: a photograph of a group of people wearing hard hats and hi-vis jackets, smiling. Image Credit: BESA

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 17 May 2023


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