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Business Administration Apprenticeship – Estimating Assistant HARMONY FIRE LIMITED

Due to rapid growth in the UK market, Harmony Fire has a rewarding performance focused career opportunity for an Estimating Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm, however we can be flexible as long as you work 40 hrs per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The role will be predominantly office based from our Milborne Port Project Office, near Sherborne in Dorset.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic person, passionate about what you deliver, willing to go the extra mile, keen to learn and work as part of a great team.

Harmony is at the forefront of modern business methodology and is offering a heavily performance orientated package with great opportunities for any enthusiastic individual who believes in hard work and achieving high levels of customer service.

Here at Harmony we are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else, you will be joining a people focused business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

Key Aspects of the Role

  • Preparing quotations for new opportunities in support of the sales team
  • Carrying out basic drawing take-off and calculations using the estimating software system
  • Managing estimating calendar and updated quoting lead times to clients and sales staff
  • Liaising with clients during the preparation of bid proposals such as requesting clarifications on client requirements and requesting additional details to enable an accurate quotation to be produced
  • As required, carrying out basic receptionist duties including greeting visitors, answering phone calls and updating diaries

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Etc.)
  • Good communication, calculation and literacy skills
  • Good time management skills and ability to cope with pressure and manage own workload and work to deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn 
  • Act with integrity and
  • Work as a team player
  • A smart and presentable appearance
  • The ability to adapt to being formal or informal depending on the requirements of the day

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades A*-C / 4-9 in English and maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Opportunity to stay with the business in a full-time permanent position. 

Things to consider

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

Harmony is a global fire protection firm with integrated research and development capabilities. At Harmony we work with clients to design specialist integrated fire detection and suppression solutions to ensure protection of life, assets and business continuity. Harmony provides a comprehensive design, implementation, delivery and maintenance strategy for high risk environments giving clients a complete end-to end solution with measurable costings. Born from an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to do things differently, Harmony was founded in 1976 by a group of fire industry professionals, each brought specialized knowledge, experience and talent to the table to craft a new methodology that continues to challenge the industry status quo.

Since that day, Harmony has grown swiftly. With globally recognized talent collaborating on local projects, we seamlessly unite research, design, project management and delivery to achieve real, measurable results for our clients.  We call it Think Protect Sustain and here’s how it transforms our clients’ experience.




Clark House Ground Floor

Higher Kingsbury



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Georgia Beard 07880484219

The apprenticeship provides a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills, and behaviours, which can be gained working across an organisation and its processes. The apprenticeship is a firm grounding in organisational operations and functional processes, as well as the wider working environment. Key responsibilities include developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving administrative services.

The need to communicate and represent work clearly is reflected in the assessment methods of End Point Assessment (EPA).

  • Knowledge Test – 20%
  • Portfolio Interview – 40%
  • Project Presentation – 40%
  • Level 3 Business Administrator
  • English and maths: Level 2 English and maths will need to be passed, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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