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Business Administration Apprentice - Estimating Assistant HARMONY FIRE LIMITED

We want to stay on top of our game as the leading fire protection company in the UK. We’re always looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition & that’s not possible without having the best people working for us. You will join a people-focused business liaising with clients, managing estimating calendars & preparing quotations.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm, however we can be flexible as long as you work 40 hrs per week. Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Aspects of the Role

  • Preparing quotations for new opportunities in support of the sales team
  • Carrying out basic drawing take-off and calculations using the estimating software system
  • Managing estimating calendar and updated quoting lead times to clients and sales staff
  • Liaising with clients during the preparation of bid proposals such as requesting clarifications on client requirements and requesting additional details to enable an accurate quotation to be produced
  • As required, carrying out basic receptionist duties including greeting visitors, answering phone calls and updating diaries

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

The apprenticeship provides a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills, and behaviours, which can be gained working across an organisation and its processes. The apprenticeship is a firm grounding in organisational operations and functional processes, as well as the wider working environment. Key responsibilities include developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving administrative services.

The need to communicate and represent work clearly is reflected in the assessment methods of End Point Assessment (EPA).

Knowledge Test – 20%
Portfolio Interview – 40%
Project Presentation – 40%
Level 3 Business Administrator

English and maths: Level 2 English and maths will need to be passed, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be an opportunity for the right candidates to remain in full time employment and increase their levels of responsibilities upon successful completion of their Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical


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

About the employer

Harmony is a global fire protection firm with integrated research and development capabilities. At Harmony we work with clients to design specialist integrated fire detection and suppression solutions to ensure protection of life, assets and business continuity. Harmony provides a comprehensive design, implementation, delivery and maintenance strategy for high risk environments giving clients a complete end-to end solution with measurable costings. Born from an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to do things differently, Harmony was founded in 1976 by a group of fire industry professionals, each brought specialized knowledge, experience and talent to the table to craft a new methodology that continues to challenge the industry status quo. Since that day, Harmony has grown swiftly. With globally recognized talent collaborating on local projects, we seamlessly unite research, design, project management and delivery to achieve real, measurable results for our clients. We call it Think Protect Sustain and here’s how it transforms our clients’ experience.




Clark House

Higher Kingsbury, Milborne Port



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Training provider



Nikita Thomas


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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