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This is an exciting opportunity to start your career as an Apprentice Sales Administrator with FP MCCANN. FP MCCANN have a strong culture of promoting from within and therefore provide an excellent start to careers in the construction industry.

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

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Closing date: 04 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will you be doing?
You will work in the sales and estimating team under the support and supervision of a dedicated mentor, providing support to our internal sales teams in Grantham and Lydney including the logging of customer enquiries, liaising with customers by telephone regarding quotations (products / prices offered) and providing feedback to our sales team.


  • Initially you will spend time learning about the products we manufacture and sell
  • When you are confident with the products you will be shown how to log our customer enquiries (a request for FP McCann product)
  • You will then be shown how we follow up quotations (our product offering and price) by telephone and how we log these calls on our bespoke software (CRM). This will be done under the supervision of your mentor
  • You will also attend a day release course to broaden your knowledge and skillset

As you become more experienced in the role, you will be responsible for new enquires received in the Walling department and you will start to take ownership of multiple enquires working alongside our sales team in a bid to secure new orders for the business. Whilst less reliant, you will still have the support of your mentor.

You will also become involved in producing quotes, working with the relevant estimator and ensuring the customer’s needs are met and resolving complaints.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent computer skills with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office in particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent organiser, able to prioritise workload with good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written
  • Strong numerical skills
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work on own initiative, but understand level of responsibility within the team
  • Ability to work confidentially and to treat issues with sensitivity
  • Ability to work to a high level of accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Be highly motivated with a desire to succeed
  • A willingness to learn


Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grades 9 - 4 inclusive of maths, English and Science. This is a requirement to enable you to undertake the Level 3 Apprenticeship course.

Future prospects

There are excellent opportunities for progression within the company, with a strong focus on continued learning and personal development.

Things to consider

Please note that the wage does vary depending on age, see further details below: Candidates under 18 years old £4.81per hour, Candidates aged 18-20 £6.83 per hour, Candidates aged 21- 22 £9.18 per hours, Candidates aged 23+ £9.50 per hour. 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, Readymix 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.




Alma Park Road



NG31 9SP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Skills Partnership


Holly Parkinson 07432840539

Business Administrator Level 3 standard.

This apprenticeship programme is delivered with a blended learning approach and includes a mixture of onsite tutor visits and online tutor led sessions. All delivery is completed in the workplace and you will not need to attend any off-site training.

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: 04 Jul 2022