Building Services Engineering Ductwork Installer

Assembling, installing and repairing ductwork made from a wide range of materials.


Building Services Engineering is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector.

As an expert Ductwork Systems Installer, you’ll learn how fit these systems which provide clean air and/or remove used air and move temperature-controlled air around the inside of buildings.

These systems are mainly found in large industrial and commercial buildings, including office blocks, factories, schools, airports and hospitals. You’ll have the necessary skills to assemble, install, pre-commission, prepare for testing and repair ductwork made from a range of materials. 

You’ll be able to work within new build construction sites and existing buildings under close, but not constant, supervision.

Top 5 Tasks

  1. Install ductwork systems
  2. Assist pre-commissioning and decommissioning work
  3. Liaise and work with other trades, suppliers and clients
  4. Use the latest technology to improve the system
  5. Work with clients and other tradespeople.


Newly trained ductwork installers can earn in the region of £24,000 – £28,000.

Most experienced ductwork installers can earn in the region of £41,000.

Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options also improve with chartered status.

Am I Suited?

  • Problem solver
  • Hands-on
  • Efficient, yet effective
  • Self-motivator
  • Excellent communicator
The UK construction industry is the safest in Europe. Everybody has a role to play in taking responsibility for health and safety.


Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria. Most candidates will have English and Mathematics at level 2 on entry. For apprentices that have not, they must achieve level 2 English and maths within their apprenticeship.

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