Meet the Apprentices...

Rupinder Kooner 

Company: WSP
Age: 17 years old
Apprenticeship Programme
BTEC Level 3 Higher Apprenticeship


Apprentice technician Rupinder works at WSP in Birmingham’s building services team as part of her engineering Level 3 BTEC National Diploma. Building services engineering consists of designing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing interiors of buildings.  

Rupinder said: “I undertake different tasks using mainly AutoCAD and Revit software to design services in a building. I use calculations and then design the services such as domestic water throughout a building using Revit. I've already had hands-on experience working on buildings in London and Birmingham.”

Rupinder joined WSP instead of taking her A-Levels

“I wasn’t keen on going to sixth form and doing my A-Levels. After seeing a presentation at my school on apprenticeships it became my first option and I was determined to get one. I found out about the WSP role on the main Apprenticeships website”

Rupinder enjoys her apprenticeships as it helps to develop an understanding of the workplace whilst educating and training.

“Apprenticeships are a great way to learn whilst gaining experience in the specific industry that you want to be involved with and enjoy doing. I have already learnt a lot about the building services engineering industry which I could not have known or learnt about if I had went to sixth form.”

“They are important as they allow you to gain experience at a young age which will help you in future. It also helps me to gain more confidence in a working environment and meet new people who have the same interest as you.” 

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