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Apprentice Estimator FP MCCANN LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Estimator to join FP MCCANN. The successful applicant will learn about the tasks involved in estimating and tendering within the field of precast concrete manufacturing.

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

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • To undertake the tasks involved within the estimating process, including - measuring and doing take offs to producing quotations for external customers
  • (An Estimator is required to produce quotations, against which a customer will place an order. A quotation contains a list of products (identified by reviewing a set of drawings provided by the customer) and the cost for supplying these products)


  • You will work within the Estimating team under the support and supervision of a dedicated mentor


  • Initially you will spend time learning about the products we sell
  • When you are confident with the products we offer, you will be shown how to review drawings provided by customers. In the case of flooring, you will be looking at customers floor plans and identifying where our precast flooring product is required
  • Once confident with reviewing drawings, you’ll be shown how to collate quotations, using our bespoke computer software, from here you will start to complete your own quotations under the guidance of a mentor


  • As you become more experienced in the role, you will be responsible for producing and managing multiple quotations whilst also learning how to convert an enquiry to an order. Whilst still supported you will have less reliance on your mentor
  • You will also be introduced to other areas of the department with involvement in design, planning and production to broaden your overall knowledge

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

Construction Support Technician Level 3.

  • This apprenticeship programme is delivered with a blend of weekly online training sessions with block release weeks to our providers training facility
  • Training will be provided by Learning Skills Partnership

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

This role may involve some travelling, specifically in order to attend the training facility to undertake your academic training, as such a driving licence would be beneficial. A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations. Please note that the wage does vary depending on age, see further details below: Candidates Under 18 £4.81 per hour, Candidates aged 18-20 £6.83 per hour, Candidates aged 21- 22 £9.18 per hour, Candidates aged 23+ £9.50 per hour.

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.





Byley Road


CW10 9RJ

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Training provider



Holly Parkinson


Apprenticeship standard

Construction support technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Dec 2022