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Business Development Assistant Apprentice VOLKERLASER LTD

A brilliant opportunity to develop client relationships and maximise opportunities for VolkerLaser via new and existing clients as well as increasing VolkerLaser’s presence within the industry via telephone & emails. You will also work across different departments on different campaigns and subcontract work.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Start and finish times to be agreed locally with Manager, to include 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    28 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Chase new enquiries in a timely manner to ensure we obtain the enquiry documents
  • Liaise with existing & potential clients regarding new projects
  • Liaise with existing & potential clients regarding VL new specialisms
  • Chase existing subcontract tenders
  • Liaise with Business Development & other relevant departments to identify opportunities to investigate
  • Update the CRM system as and when required
  • Source new projects using portals or other online tools
  • Running reports from Workspace when required
  • Ensure that all MP enquires are added to the enquiry tracker database daily and distributed to all relevant parties

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Business Admininstrator level 3 apprenticeship standard
  • English and Maths functional skills, if required
  • Day release for off the job training (once per fortnight in college)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Assistant Business Development Manager/Business Development Manager roles
  • Other administration roles within VolkerLaser

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Independent worker, Asks for help when unsure, Literate, Numerate, Good telephone manner, Ability to follow instruction, Positive attitude, Self motivated, Enthusiastic, Ability to use initiative, Trustworthy, Honest/has integrity


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

VolkerWessels UK is a leading multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure. The company employs over 2,800 staff across the country and brings together best practice through five business units: VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways and VolkerLaser. These business units each have a long and successful heritage built on delivering quality and bespoke projects as well as providing specialist skills, plant and equipment. Our success is founded on our ability to deliver in challenging environments and regularly winning repeat business from established clients. Collaboration is also at the heart of what we do as we share best practice and draw on the specialist skills of each business unit to deliver a truly integrated service to our clients. By utilising the specialist skills of each business unit within VolkerWessels UK, we are able to provide development to ensure our staff provide unrivalled resources and expertise to our clients.




The Lodge

Blackpole Road



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Training provider



Lindsay Prodger

01905 743527

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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