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Business Administration Apprentice - Technical Cost Estimator SERTEC GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

An excellent opportunity to join the Commercial team in a leading, forward thinking automotive company. Our exceptional success is based upon our constant awareness that our people are our most valued resource and we work together to be the best at what we do.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm Friday 8.00am - 1.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Analyse enquiries received by Sertec and establish the suitability of the enquiry
  • Generate quotations for specified customers in response to
  • Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s) received
  • Ensure that all data supplied to the customer is accurate and is presented in a professional and timely manner
  • Monitor enquiry deadlines and ensure the customers are notified if the date cannot be met and the reason why with the best possible alternative
  • Create project documentation in agreed format to show capacity requirements and contribution data applicable to customer RFQ/quotation
  • Ensure all orders are processed through a contract review that includes price validity, payments terms and economic batch quantities
  • Establish and develop relationships with all the key personnel with the customer base
  • Support weekly APQP meeting to ensure the smooth introduction of project parts into the manufacturing plants
  • Develop relationships with key customer engineers to ensure any Sales opportunities are identified and acted upon
  • Ensure working environment is kept clean and tidy, ensuring the security of our customer’s confidential information
  • Any other ad-hoc duties deemed necessary to assist the commercial department

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • An assessor from In-Comm Training and Business Services Ltd will visit the successful candidate once a month for a period of twelve months in order to deliver the qualification
  • The candidate will also be expected to attend In-Comm Training and Business Services in Aldridge, on block release, for additional ad-hoc training as part of the 20% off the job training provision

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completing this apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be able to take up a full-time role as a Technical Cost Estimator and study towards a further higher qualification.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

The candidate will also be expected to attend In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, on block release, for additional ad-hoc training as part of the 20% off the job training provision

About the employer

The Sertec story all began in 1962 when a very young Harry Mosedale founded a tool and jig manufacturing business. Over 50 years later, the Sertec story has become legendary amongst all our team and forms the foundation of our internal DNA helping us to become one of the leading UK automotive engineering companies. Sertec today: 8 Manufacturing Sites, 1 Tooling Operation,1 Distribution Centre, 2431 Employees, £265m Annual Turnover




Wincaster House Gorsey Lane



B46 1JU

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Training provider



Alex Jones


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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