Assistant Estimator Admin Apprentice Alma Home

Assistant Estimator Apprentice – reviewing and analysing architectural drawings and other information received from our clients to prepare the basic information to prepare a quotation for the work.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 Hours per week 8.45 to 18.00 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We receive architectural drawings and other information from our clients who want us to quote for (e.g.) cladding walls and floors.

The review of the drawings is the most important function. This involves checking the drawings and highlighting what our clients are asking us to do; working out the dimensions of walls and floors; and preparing a spread sheet showing dimensions of areas to clad.

It also involves:

  • Obtaining costs for non Alma fabrics specified by the clients from fabric companies
  • Preparing the quote file on excel and in hard copy
  • Liaising with the client on any queries that we have

There is admin involved too i.e.

  • Printing out drawings
  • Creating the quote reference
  • Obtaining samples of the fabrics to be used
  • Making sure that all the correspondence relating to the quote is saved in the quote file (both digital and hard copy)

The role is based at Alma’s head office in Whitechapel; reporting to the operations director who would supervise and monitor the apprentice and review all his/her work until such time as the candidate is confident to prepare quotes on their own.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Able to communicate with third parties by email and phone. You will be in contact with suppliers and customers and need to develop good working relationships with them
  • Able to write clearly and concisely – the wording in the quote sets out the scope of what we are quoting for and must be clear
  • Interest in architectural drawings – able to interpret what is required on a project from drawings – able to scale up drawings to work out measurements
  • Good at Excel spreadsheets ( as well as Outlook and Word)

Personal qualities

  • Analytical- able to step back and review quotes to ensure that they are reasonable
  • Good attention to detail
  • Organised
  • Capable of working to deadlines – sometimes very tight!
  • Personable
  • Hands on approach- Not afraid to roll up sleeves and get involved
  • Focus

Qualifications required

Good GCSE results (A-C or equivalent) are desirable

Future prospects

At the end of the apprenticeship, a successful candidate may be offered a full time role as assistant estimator at Alma with the possibility of developing into other areas in the business such as production, site manager, sales etc. in the future.

About the employer

Alma manufactures and installs bespoke high end leather furniture and furnishings. We manufacture at our factory in Whitechapel and install mainly in central London but also worldwide. We supply and install leather wall panels, leather flooring, leather clad handrails, architraves and skirting. We also make and install bespoke seating and furniture such as tables, ottomans, sideboards.

Customer care is of the highest importance and making sure that we provide an excellent service to our clients as well as quoting all jobs as keenly as possible is part of our MO.


Alma Home



Greatorex Street


E1 5NF

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Training provider

Ixion Holdings will provide the apprenticeship framework which will include NVQ/ Diploma, Functional Skills, ERR, PLTS.

Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, and Equality & Diversity.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited


Steven Vasiliou 07507558470

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017