2024 Apprenticeship Programme – Estimating – London Heathrow Airport (September start) MACE LIMITED

In Estimating, you will assist the estimating team in the creation of estimates by ensuring the estimate is completed in line with Mace procedures. You will learn about the use of estimating tools, and develop an appreciation of different contract and procurement types as well as knowledge of construction methods.

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

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Closing date: 13 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    With the potential to rise each year based on performance.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5:30pm. Friday, 9.00am - 4:30pm. Due to the nature of construction you may be expected to work additional hours. Whilst working on site typical start time is at 8.00am instead of 9.00am.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting the identification and management of risk
  • Liaising with other members of the bid or design team as appropriate to ensure that all aspects of the scope are considered.
  • Supporting the requirement for maintaining detailed benchmarking data for use both internally in support of adjudications or externally to clients.
  • Presenting the analysis of material and sub contract to the estimating lead in the production of an accurate estimate.
  • Assisting in administrative tasks for Estimators and Pre-Construction team members.
  • Supporting the team preparing estimates.
  • Using digital measurement tools for quantity take-off in a manner and level of detail consistent with the project goals.
  • Inputting estimate data into appropriate software.
  • Assisting with feasibility studies, writing and undertaking estimate reports.
  • Working collaboratively towards the common goal of net zero carbon transition, and share responsibility for the proactive identification and management of the associated carbon emissions and reductions during the delivery of work.

The training you will be getting

  • Our structured training programme will teach you technical and business skills to help you succeed in your career.
  • The estimating assistant apprenticeship working towards the Business Administrator Level 3 qualification which consists of work-based experience and training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible for membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) within six years. This alongside our bespoke training programme will help set you up for a successful future with Mace.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Results-driven


GCSE or equivalent in 6 subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent in any subject (Grade 96 UCAS Points) Essential

About the employer

At Mace, we are global experts in shaping the built environment. From development and consultancy, to construction and operations, we connect expertise across the entire property lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe is possible. You can see our impact everywhere: from skylines that form cities around the world to the infrastructure that communities depend on to live, work and play.




London Heathrow Airport





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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Our recruitment process comprises an online application form where we'll ask some initial questions about you and your motivations, a telephone interview so that we can find out more about you, and a virtual assessment day where we get to meet and learn more about each other. If you need any reasonable adjustments to be made at any point in the recruitment process, please let us know and we'll be more than happy to accommodate.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 13 May 2024