Fp Mccann Limited

Apprentice Estimator - Advanced (Level 3)

Fp Mccann Limited (Employer)

Learning Skills Partnership Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £180.38
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
36 months (duration)
18 June 2022(start date)
Project controls technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
1 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Estimator to join FP McCann. The successful applicant will learn about the tasks involved in estimating and tendering within the field of precast concrete manufacturing.


Purpose of the job:

To undertake the tasks involved within the estimating process, including - measuring and doing take offs to producing quotations for external customers.  An Estimator is required to produce quotations, against which a customer will place an order. A quotation contains a list of products (identified by reviewing a set of drawings provided by the customer) and the cost for supplying these products.

Reporting to and working with:

You will work within the Estimating team under the support and supervision of a dedicated mentor.

What will you do in the short term?

  • Initially you will spend time learning about the products we sell
  • When you are confident with the products we offer, you will be shown how to review drawings provided by customers. In the case of flooring, you will be looking at customers floor plans and identifying where our precast flooring product is required
  • Once confident with reviewing drawings, you’ll be shown how to collate quotations, using our bespoke computer software, from here you will start to complete your own quotations under the guidance of a mentor
  • You will also attend college on day release to broaden your knowledge and skillset

What will you do in the longer term?

  • As you become more experienced in the role, you will be responsible for producing and managing multiple quotations whilst also learning how to convert an enquiry to an order. Whilst still supported you will have less reliance on your mentor
  • You will also be introduced to other areas of the department with involvement in design, planning and production to broaden your overall knowledge

Future Prospects

There are excellent opportunities for progression within the company, with a strong focus on continued learning and personal development.

Reality Check

This role may involve some travelling, specifically in order to attend the training facility to undertake your academic training, as such a driving licence would be beneficial. A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations.

Please note that the wage does vary depending on age, see further details below:

  • Candidates Under 18 £4.81 per hour (£180.37 per week)
  • Candidates aged 18-20 £6.83 per hour (£256.12 per week)
  • Candidates aged 21- 22 £9.18 per hour (£344.25 per week)
  • Candidates aged 23+ £9.50 per hour (£356.25 per week)

These hourly rates are significantly higher the National Apprenticeship Rate and would continue to increase as you are progressing within this exciting company.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • An interest in CAD
  • Committed
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Generally, to be willing, helpful, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for and positive approach to this specific area of work
  • Flexible approach and willingness to be reactive working in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Be highly motivated with a desire to succeed
  • A willingness to learn

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs, at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths, English, and a science. This is a requirement to enable you to undertake the Level 3 Apprenticeship course.

Training Provided

Level 3 Project Controls Technician apprenticeship standard.

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