Coopers Fire Limited

Estimator Administartion Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Coopers Fire Limited (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,200.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:30, Friday 08:00-14:00, 30 minutes for lunch
15 months (duration)
19 July 2021(start date)
Business Administrator (apprenticeship standard)
30 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

PETA Ltd are proud to be working with a leading manufacturer and installer of fire and smoke curtains. This role is an Apprentice position assisting the estimating team by providing accurate, technically compliant and timely quotations and completing ad-hoc jobs to support the finance team when required.


The Junior Estimator Apprentice will be responsible for 2 main functions: estimating and finance.


  • Evaluate request for quote (RFQ) and determine compliant solutions from within the Coopers Fire product range
  • Prepare and review quotations issued to ensure accurate and complete based on information and drawings provided
  • Ensure margins quoted at are as agreed by the business based on product type and market sold to
  • Highlight major projects to management for pricing review
  • Evaluate customers needs and ensuring the most relevant/cost effective solution for each enquiry is provided
  • Accurate and timely completion of project information to the CRM system to provide visibility of quotations to the wider business
  • Develop customer relationships with repeat customers and distributors
  • Liaise with other Coopers Fire departments to ensure customer needs are met


  • Finished goods process – allocating and issuing stock in Sage 50
  • Creating journal entries in Sage 50
  • Petty Cash reconciliation
  • Ad hoc jobs to support accounts department (filing, locating invoices, chasing purchase invoices and retention, VAT reconciliation, stocktake and checking export documentation)

Future Prospects

There will be the opportunity to move into a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Reality Check

  • Early finish and dress-down Fridays
  • Holiday allowance
  • Free hot drinks
  • Vending machines
  • Onsite parking
  • Company social events
  • Friendly and supportive environment 

Skills Required

It is essential that the Junior Estimator Apprentice has good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel), as well as being IT literate and numerate. Other essential criteria includes:

  • Good customer service & communication skills
  • Customer focus approach
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills with internal stakeholders

Qualities Required

  • Ability to prioritise customer requests and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, confident and resourceful

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE's in maths and English with at least a grade C/4 or equivalent

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

You will complete a 15-month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

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