Heating and ventilation

This apprenticeship covers a wide range of skills and occupations within the heating and ventilation industry.

An apprentice recording dial readings This is a broad industry with many occupations available to apprentices. As an apprentice you will develop the skills needed to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation, maintenance and commissioning of heating and ventilation (H&V) systems. In recent years, the industry has also been involved with developing environmentally sound technologies like air source heat pumps.

Work in the heating and ventilation sector

You could work as a fitter, installing and repairing H&V systems; you could be a welder, using specialist skills to join pipework systems; or you could install the ductwork that either provides clean air to, or extracts air from, parts of buildings.

The heating and ventilation industry takes its responsibility to the environment seriously so you’ll learn to work with this in mind, and health and safety is also of key importance.

An advanced level H&V apprenticeship

On the advanced level apprenticeship your skills base will broaden to include designing and installing much larger systems, incorporating other environmental technologies, and you’ll be able to enter the profession at a higher level.

As a heating and ventilation engineer you could find yourself working in many different places, from rooftops or construction sites to residential and commercial properties.


The starting salary - once qualified - is between £17,000 and £21,000.

Want to find out more?

Further information on heating and ventilation apprenticeships can be found from Summit Skills [new window].


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