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Harvey Hudson

Net Zero Navigator

I love being outside and I want to help preserve our environment. I'm an apprentice helping companies reduce the amount of carbon they emit so they can hit their net zero targets.

What is your current role?

I am a building services engineering apprentice at Vital Energi.

I work with businesses to reduce the amount of carbon they emit so they can hit their net zero targets. I help devise low carbon energy solutions using renewable technologies like solar panels and heat pumps, and energy efficiency measures such as LED lights.

I'm an apprentice so I spend time in different departments within the company to gain a good understanding of how a project is delivered, from winning the job and designing the scheme, to the on-site delivery, and everything in between. 

What made you choose an apprenticeship?

I love the 'hands-on' learning approach of my apprenticeship. I learn practical skills at work, and learn the theory at college. 

This way, I get a really good understanding of the industry from working alongside experts, and valuable workplace skills.


Building services engineering apprentice at Vital Energi
Favourite part of engineering
Being hands-on and helping businesses reduce their carbon emissions
Subjects chosen at school
GCSEs in mathematics, science, and design technology
Male apprentice engineer

Harvey loves nature and mountain biking, so he wanted a role where he could protect the environment.

Building services engineers discussing plans

Harvey creates technical drawings to bring concepts to life.

Apprentice building services engineer

Here, Harvey is looking at the technical drawing he created for the energy centre at The Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Male apprentice engineer inspecting solar panels

Harvey inspects the solar panels that he helped to install onto of The Christie's hospital in Manchester

Apprentice engineer talking with colleagues

Harvey discussing work with a colleague.

What do you love most about engineering?

I love being creative and solving real problems.

With engineering you can develop new solutions to everyday, or big, problems which can change the way we live our lives.

Career timeline


A levels

Maths, science and design technology at Blessed Trinity RC College, Blackburn


Apprenticeship at Vital Energi

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