M & E Flexible Apprentices

In recent years we have seen a significant decline in apprenticeship intake by contractors, due to the unreliability of workload and therefore reluctance to commit to long term training, along with confusion surrounding the government’s apprentice levy scheme.

Pier Consulting in partnership with BESA Apprenticeships have developed a programme to assist the growth of apprenticeship intake within the Building Service Industry. By offering a flexible apprenticeship scheme, we enable our clients to increase their labour force, without the long-term training commitment or the unnecessary administration.

We provide our clients and Mechanical and Electrical contractors with apprentices on the same basis as any other temporary labour. Through the hourly rates we charge for the supply of an apprentice, we take care of all their costs and paper work including:

  • College attendance payments
  • Tuition fees
  • PPE costs
  • Tool costs
  • Site assessment costs
  • Holiday pay

Pier Consulting can provide mechanical and electrical apprentices on a temporary basis, on the understanding that the apprentice will be employed by the client until completion of their four year apprenticeship. However should a client no longer require the apprentice within this period, we only require a 4 week notice period to enable us to relocate the apprentices to another contractor, thus also creating a broader apprenticeship experience.

The scheme offers an excellent opportunity to the young unemployed and to apprentices that are awaiting a contractor who may be reluctant to commit to four years, helping to invest in not only theirs but also the industry’s future.

To find out more about taking on an apprentice, call our office on 01446 688886 and speak to Paul, our Managing Director. 

How to apply for a BESA mechanical or electrical apprenticeship

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice through our scheme then you will first need to complete the application for a BESA mechanical or electrical apprenticeship. Please add a comment on the application that you have applied through Pier Consulting to be considered for our scheme.

BESA Training’s secure application form and assessment is a simple step by step process. You can apply at any time throughout the year, as the on-the-job elements of the apprenticeship programme can be started as soon as you have been assessed and taken on by an employer.


Pier Consulting Apprenticeship Programmes

  • Air Conditioning Apprenticeships
  • Building Services Apprenticeships
  • Domestic Heating Apprenticeships
  • Electrotechnical Apprenticeships
  • Heating & Ventilation Apprenticeships
  • Refrigeration Apprenticeships
  • Services & Maintenance Apprenticeships
  • Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Ductwork Apprenticeships
  • Plumbing Apprenticeships
  • Pipefitting Apprenticeships
  • Pipefitter / Welder Apprenticeships
  • Electrician Apprenticeships