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Apprentice Hire Clerk VOLKERRAIL LIMITED

An opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Hire Clerk to join the VolkerRail Plant Department in Scunthorpe. You will work towards a Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 04 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:30 - 16:45 and Friday, 08:30 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist the Commercial Assistant by being responsible for entering purchase orders into a Microsoft Excel based Order Book
  • Assist the Assistant Quantity Surveyor and become responsible for the process of confirming Plant off hires and liaise with suppliers and clients where necessary
  • Assist the Assistant Quantity Surveyor and Plant Procurement department by becoming responsible for the Plant Commercial damages and losses process
  • To assist the Commercial Assistant, Assistant Quantity Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors with other tasks as and when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Problem-solving and good interpersonal skills  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Good communication and organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • You will be confident and self-motivated with a pro-active approach
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Good attention to detail
  • Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

Excellent future prospects for the right candidate upon completion of this apprenticeship.

About the employer

Since entering the construction market in 1935 VolkerRail has become one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, with over 70 years’ experience in both the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors.

VolkerRail has a successful track record of delivering projects on the UK's national rail network, working with Network Rail and London Underground, as well as most of the light rail and tram organisations in the UK. We are also one of a few companies to hold a Railway Safety Case and train operators licence - enabling us to operate plant on mainline railways.

Our proud heritage, record of dependable delivery and our relentless focus on safety has earned us a strong reputation as a high-performance company, working in harmony and partnership with our clients and stakeholders.

Our company aim is to stand out from the crowd in everything we do, by exceeding expectations.




Frodingham Depot

Dawes Lane


DN15 6UW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by McArthur Dean Training Ltd


Julie Curtis 01482 307365

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • One to one Tutor/Assessor support
  • Weekly classes covering mandatory units, health and safety, equality, and diversity etc.

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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