Estimating and Sales Business Apprentice MDA CONTRACTS LTD

This is a varied role giving different people the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of construction, initially within the Estimating and Sales team, in order to develop a good product and technical background as well as develop their commercial acumen.

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm/17.30.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

MDA Contracts are a specialist flooring contractor in an exciting phase of growth looking for an enthusiastic young individual ready to take their first steps in their professional career within the construction industry.

This will be a varied role, giving the individual an opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of construction initially within the Estimating and Sales team, in order to develop a good product and technical background as well as develop their commercial acumen.

We will provide all the necessary training and support to help develop them, with ongoing continuous professional development, so that in time they can become a specialist within this niche sector and add real value to the business.

  • Liaise with the Estimating Manager and Sales team to prioritise tenders and produce tender files, both electronically and in hard copy
  • Liaising with the client team to ensure program dates are obtained
  • Logging tenders on ensuring that specification and programme information is noted
  • Ensure all the latest relevant documentation including drawings, specifications and scope is downloaded from client web portals (BIW etc.), saved to the project folder electronically and printed relevant documents as required
  • Produce working folders for estimators and ensure the filing system is up to date
  • Assist with digitising drawings to ascertain quantities and layout.
    Assisting other departments as and when required
  • To develop an understanding of the different floor finishes and associated accessories and their relevant suppliers
  • Provide reception cover for receptionist (phones, post and facilities where required)
  • Assist with archiving and other general administrative duties as and when required

Later, there will be opportunities to progress within the team as an Apprentice Estimator or Apprentice Sales Manager or within other areas of the business including Pre-Construction, Operations, Commercial or Finance.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Business Administrator

This will include:

  • City & Guilds combined knowledge and competency-based qualification
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • The program is based on end point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There will be the opportunity for the right individual to progress following a successful apprenticeship into a full-time position within the Estimating and Sales team or other area of our business
  • We also intend to offer additional education and training opportunities for the individual in order to help them become successful in their role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiasm/Motivation, Reliable, High standards, Good time management


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

Things to consider

It will be an administrative role so being able to concentrate and work at a computer for a reasonable amount of time will be expected. However the role will be varied with other tasks expected of the individual also which may not involve a computer.

About the employer

We provide a range of flooring solutions on a supply and installation basis into commercial and residential building within London and the South West.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Kellie Tighe


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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