Assistant Estimator Apprentice CMS HOLDINGS UK LIMITED

As an Assistant Estimator Apprentice, you'll support with pricing requests, contribute to building competitive scope of works, and assist in daily team tasks. You'll be at the forefront of engaging with suppliers to secure optimal prices for parts and equipment.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 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 to 4:30pm You will have a 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting with Pricing Requests: Support in handling pricing requests from clients, ensuring timely and accurate responses.
  • Building Scope of Works: Collaborate with the team to develop detailed scope of works and pricing strategies to offer competitive prices to clients.
  • Assisting in Day-to-Day Tasks: Provide support in various administrative tasks to ensure smooth operations within the estimations department.
  • Supplier Interaction: Engage with suppliers to obtain quotations, negotiate prices, and ensure the procurement of parts and equipment at the best possible prices.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship standard and all training will take place in the workplace.

Twenty percent of your working hours will be dedicated to relevant off-the-job training within your normal working hours

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The possibility of full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS) are a nationwide market leader in Facilities and Commercial Building Maintenance, built on the core values of Integrity, Expertise and Responsiveness. Established in 2000, CMS have built a reputation for delivering trusted and specialist M&E Hard and Building Maintenance Services to clients across the UK. With a team of over 190 employees operating 24/7, 365 days a year, CMS offers a range of integrated commercial maintenance services, including reactive and planned Gas, Heating, Plumbing, Air Conditioning, Electrical, Catering Equipment installation, repair and maintenance.




Tyne House Temple Street


NE10 0HN

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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


Sophie Gray

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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