Estimating Assistant Apprentice Castle Property Management & Building Services Ltd

We are a successful specialist Mechanical, Electrical and plumbing Services provider based in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear. We are looking for an Estimating apprentice to join the team due to company expansion.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:00pm Friday – 08:30am – 16:00pm 30 minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Duties:
  • Creation of submission documents
  • Completion of PQQ’s
  • General administration of tender enquiries
  • Requesting of copy quotations from subcontractors/suppliers and logging of responses
  • Compilation and sending of correspondence to include letters, emails etc.
  • Compilation of reports
  • Ad hoc updating of SEC software/database
  • Filing to include hard copy and email
  • Archiving of both hardcopy documents and server based files/folders
  • Logging of Estimating team holidays and sickness
  • Updating Estimating programme of works
  • Booking of meetings
  • Minute taking
  • Ad hoc reception duties to cover absence or annual leave

PA support to the Estimating/Commercial Directors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft packages, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Must be able to balance work load and priorities

Personal qualities

  • Professional and articulate
  • Flexible working approach to support the needs of the business
  • Team player

Excellent communication skills at all levels

Qualifications required

GCSE A-C English and Maths

Future prospects

The position could lead to for the right candidate, a full time role within the organisation.

About the employer

Services. Castle offers a wide range of high quality engineering and contracting services, covering all aspects of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.


Castle Property Management & Building Services Ltd



Merchant Court


NE31 2EX

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Training provider

Full NVQ & Combined Tecniacl Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Sunderland College

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017