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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – BGES Welcomes BEMS Apprentices

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – BGES Welcomes BEMS Apprentices
10 November 2022
 

Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, BGES Group has enrolled three school leavers on an apprenticeship aimed at delivering smart, low-carbon buildings. 

Apprentices Taylor Dunk, Marshall Skeldon and Josh Woodhead will be gaining on-the-job experience, as well as technical training which covers all aspects of the industry. They’ll be assigned to a personal “champion” from the company’s team of highly experienced engineers. Here, they will receive coaching, mentoring and practical on-the-job training.

The BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Standard was launched in 2021 by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and training provider Group Horizon to address the industry-wide shortage of BEMS Controls Engineers.

Peter Behan, Director of Group Horizon, said: “Maintaining a tight grasp on energy efficiency is crucial for organisations in both the short-term and long-term. There is the significant challenge of the UK’s net-zero carbon by 2050 target looming on the horizon, and if we are to achieve this then we must continue to address the well-documented statistic that buildings account for over 40 per cent of the global energy consumption with commercial premises accounting for more than half of that figure.”

 

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

 

The built environment accounts for 23 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions, and there is huge, untapped potential to drive this number down through efficient control of buildings’ plant and equipment. For those wanting to help towards the net-zero effort, a career in BEMS is a viable option.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, held between 7-11 November, is an annual celebration highlighting to young people that engineering is a creative, problem solving, exciting career that improves the world around us.

Find out more here: https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/tomorrow-s-engineers-week/

Picture: a photograph of the three apprentices. Show clockwise: Taylor Dunk, Marshall Skeldon and Josh Woodhead. Image Credit: BGES

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 10 November 2022

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