We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Apprentice Estimator to join our team.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will range from £19,000 to £25,000 depending on age and experience.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm with 60 minutes lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice/junior estimator, you will receive training on the following:

  • Precise Tendering: Taking client enquiries and evaluating the full scope and nature of the works, allowing you to generate thorough and comprehensive tenders, ensuring all specifications and requirements are accurately captured.
  • Client Engagement: Directly communicating with client and main contractors via email and telephone to understand their requirements and incorporate them into tenders.
  • Supply Chain Engagement: Directly communicating with our supply chain via email and telephone to maintain and develop our close working relationships and ensure that we receive the best service possible.
  • Translation of Requirements: Identifying and comprehending client needs, translating them into clear and understandable tenders from Architects drawings, bills of quantities and schedule take offs.
  • Client Relationship Development: Cultivating positive relationships between Plunkett Tiling and its clients.
  • Safety and Compliance: Observing safety rules and procedures, ensuring a safe work environment, and caring for the well-being of fellow employees.
  • Training and Collaboration: Participating in training provided and collaborating within a team or working independently to fulfil the role's responsibilities.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards the Level 4 Site Supervisor standard with Gateshead College.

The following qualification will be gained:

A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Here at P Plunkett Tiling Contractors Ltd, we are a long standing and successful company and you will be joining a dedicated team, working on prestigious projects for the largest main contractors throughout the UK.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Self-motivated, Confident personality, Enthusiastic, Excellent time management, Strong team player


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent in 3 other subjects (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade A*-C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Any subject (Grade Merit/Distinction) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Any subject (Grade Merit/Distinction) Essential

About the employer

P. Plunkett Tiling Contractors Ltd are one of the leading commercial tiling contractors in the industry with a reputation for quality and dependability.






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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


Lauren Usher

Apprenticeship standard

Construction site supervisor

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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