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Estimating Support Apprenticeship Armah Switchgear Ltd

The Estimating Support role provides support to the team of Estimators and has responsibility for ensuring that all customer enquiries are entered onto the system and allocated to an estimator ready for the quotation stage.

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

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Closing date: 30 May 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 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am - 1.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Entering enquiries (new/revisions and variations) onto the system that have been requested from clients for a job that they are either tendering or have won Enquiries include specific information from the client that enables estimators to prepare quotations
  • Liaising with clients and negotiating extensions if dates cannot be met
  • Scheduling a completion date for the enquiry and allocate to estimator, assessing estimators’ current commitments
  • Follow daily time management structure that has been provided by estimating manager, reporting back if times are not adhered to
  • Sending copy quotations to clients. This includes inputting new customer information, if required. Creating a ‘copy’ and send to the estimator so it can be forwarded onto the client
  • Initial chasing of all sent quotations, gaining insight into commercial positions, and updating the system and relevant documentation. Relaying information back to estimators/sales
  • Marking quotations that not been won as inactive and removing them from the system. This includes ensuring that the project is electronically backed up and deleted, and the hard copy file is broken down and moved to the required lost box
  • Completion of route packs that have been returned from production
  • Filing: General filing when required
  • Ensure inbox is kept tidy and emails are actioned within a timely manner
  • Archiving when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Applicants should have good IT skills and the ability to use a range of computer systems, as well as good keyboard skills
  • Should also have an excellent telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic about learning new skills

Personal qualities

  • Highly motivated and an excellent communicator, both verbally and written
  • Conscientious with good attention to detail
  • Hard working, committed and dedicated

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants should have 4 x A*-C / 9-4 grades at GCSE to include English and maths or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Potential to have a long and exciting career with the company

About the employer

The existing 2 partners set up the business using their previous 30 years of switchgear experience gained working for leading industry manufacturers. The company has matured into one of the most well-known switchgear specialists in the UK. The company invests heavily in the development of personnel, through apprenticeships, NVQ qualifications and higher education. Armah Switchgear holds numerous industry certifications for quality, health and safety, and process systems.


Armah Switchgear Ltd



Tower Road


NE37 2SH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sunderland Engineering Training Association Ltd


Nathan Lyle 0191 4162860

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 30 May 2022