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Construction Apprentice FP MCCANN LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Construction Apprentice to join FP MCCANN. The successful applicant will learn about the tasks involved within the commercial team for the Architectural & Structural Division.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    27 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a Construction Apprentice what will I be doing?

This role will include placing of orders, assistance valuing work undertaken by suppliers and sub-contractors, administration, assisting the review of contract documentation, liaison with design, production and installation functions.

What you will do in the short term

  • Initially you will spend time learning about the products and services we offer
  • When you are confident with the products and services that we offer, you will be shown how to place and review supplier/sub-contractor orders and valuations, prepare contract programmes and assist in the review of new contracts
  • Once proficient in the duties detailed in the second bullet point, you will be shown how to value and claim for the work which we have completed on our projects
  • You will also attend college on day release to broaden your knowledge and skillset

What will you do in the longer term?

As you become proficient in the core duties, you will be given further training and responsibility to undertake the commercial duties for various projects and as you progress through the formal learning process via college day-release you will eventually be given lead commercial responsibility for one, then more projects as you progress from apprentice to Quantity Surveyor.

In addition to the apprenticeship training, you will receive hands on experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. On this apprenticeship programme you will learn a range of skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Adept at using Microsoft Office packages e.g., Word and Excel 
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Methodical approach to solving queries
  • Committed
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Generally, to be willing, helpful, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of people
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently
  • Ability to work on own initiative, but understand level of responsibility within the team
  • Be highly motivated
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for and positive approach to this specific area of work
  • Flexible approach and willingness to be reactive working in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

This is very much the start of an exciting career in the construction industry with wide ranging prospects which may span a number of roles. FP MCCANN aims to be an employer of choice by promoting respect for the individual and equality of opportunity. We believe that everyone should be treated solely based on personal merit and contribution throughout their FP MCCANN career journey.

Things to consider

This role may involve some travelling, specifically in order to attend the training facility to undertake your academic training, as such a driving licence would be beneficial.

A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations.

Please note that the wage does vary depending on age, see further details below:

  • Candidates aged 16-17 £4.81 per hour (£180.37 per week)
  • Candidates aged 18-20 £6.83 per hour (£273.20 per week)
  • Candidates aged 21- 22 £9.18 per hour (£367.20 per week)
  • Candidates aged 23+ £9.50 per hour (£356.25 per week)

These hourly rates are significantly higher the National Apprenticeship Rate and would continue to increase as you are progressing within this exciting company.

About the employer

FP McCann is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of precast concrete solutions. In Northern Ireland, we also offer quarrying, ready mix, surfacing, dry silo mortar, construction and FP McCann homes.

From our 12 UK based manufacturing facilities, FP McCann offers an extensive range of quality precast concrete solutions that include drainage and water management, tunnels and shafts, rail, power and infrastructure, walling, fencing, agricultural, flooring, filter bed systems, bespoke precast, tanks and chambers, dock leveller pit systems, box culverts, building products and architectural & structural products. At FP McCann, we can customise our solutions to ensure they create maximum value for your project, accommodating your site conditions, design requirements and construction needs.

In Northern Ireland, FP McCann have an array of Quarries, Surfacing, Ready-mix and Precast plants, which supply a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry. We offer a range of sustainable and innovative product solutions that complement our standard package of products and services.

FP McCann also operates within the Construction sector and has secured and completed a portfolio of award-winning construction work within Northern Ireland; these include projects in the public sector areas of health, education, water and transport infrastructure, and private industrial and commercial developments.

At FP McCann, we have a long history of meeting our customers’ needs. Our product range has never been more diverse, more competitive, or more in-tune with our clients’ needs than it is today.

The quality and reliability of FP McCann’s products and services are the foundation of our success. We are constantly developing and improving our solutions, whilst striving to exceed customer expectations.

At FP McCann, we promise to perform and build a sustained trust with our stakeholders. By implementing our corporate values, we aim to deliver on this guarantee through our products, services, communications and, above all, the behaviour of our people. We recognise the importance of operating with integrity and apply high standards of corporate governance in the conduct of our business.

Our ability to deliver to client specifications on major projects across the UK and Ireland has established FP McCann as a valuable and reliable partner. With twelve UK manufacturing facilities, FP McCann employs around 1,600 people, making us the largest precast concrete manufacturers in the United Kingdom.




Summit House, Alma Park



NG31 9SP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Skills Partnership


Holly Parkinson 07432840539

Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveying technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jul 2022