Fp Mccann Limited

Construction Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

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.
27 months (duration)
20 June 2022(start date)
1 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Construction Apprentice to join FP MCCANN. The successful applicant will learn about the tasks involved within the commercial team for the Architectural & Structural Division.


As a Construction Apprentice what will I be doing?

This role will include placing of orders, assistance valuing work undertaken by suppliers and sub-contractors, administration, assisting the review of contract documentation, liaison with design, production and installation functions.

What you will do in the short term

  • Initially you will spend time learning about the products and services we offer
  • When you are confident with the products and services that we offer, you will be shown how to place and review supplier/sub-contractor orders and valuations, prepare contract programmes and assist in the review of new contracts
  • Once proficient in the duties detailed in the second bullet point, you will be shown how to value and claim for the work which we have completed on our projects
  • 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 proficient in the core duties, you will be given further training and responsibility to undertake the commercial duties for various projects and as you progress through the formal learning process via college day-release you will eventually be given lead commercial responsibility for one, then more projects as you progress from apprentice to Quantity Surveyor.

In addition to the apprenticeship training, you will receive hands on experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. On this apprenticeship programme you will learn a range of skills.

Future Prospects

This is very much the start of an exciting career in the construction industry with wide ranging prospects which may span a number of roles. FP MCCANN aims to be an employer of choice by promoting respect for the individual and equality of opportunity. We believe that everyone should be treated solely based on personal merit and contribution throughout their FP MCCANN career journey.

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 aged 16-17 £4.81 per hour (£180.37 per week)
  • Candidates aged 18-20 £6.83 per hour (£273.20 per week)
  • Candidates aged 21- 22 £9.18 per hour (£367.20 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

  • Adept at using Microsoft Office packages e.g., Word and Excel 
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Methodical approach to solving queries
  • Committed
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Generally, to be willing, helpful, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of people
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently
  • Ability to work on own initiative, but understand level of responsibility within the team
  • Be highly motivated
  • 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

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English, maths, and ICT.

Training Provided

Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician apprenticeship standard.

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