Business Administrator Apprentice - Estimator

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Receive and log customer quotation enquiries
  • Where required, contact the customer to discuss the quote before estimating to ensure that requirements and specification are accurately interpreted
  • Create quotations in line with Company processes
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal stores to ascertain material pricing
  • Understand and work within company margin requirements
  • Return pricing to customers as required
  • Follow up submitted quotes
  • On contract award, manage hand over of all quotations and supporting information to the relevant Contract Manager and support during contract mobilisation as required
  • Liaise with customers/sites/operations where necessary to resolve scheduling queries
  • Accompany senior members of staff to site meetings
  • Attend training events and meetings with clients
  • General office administration duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Highly numerate
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet demanding deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking 
  • Keen to learn 
  • Polite and professional
  • Take pride in work that you do. 
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and with others effectively. 
  • Be reliable and trustworthy. 
  • Enthusiastic 
  • Punctual

About the employer

CDM Ductwork Ltd

With almost 20 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and erection of ductwork systems, CDM have the knowledge and capabilities to complete any project to the highest standards.

CDM are centrally based in Loughborough, Leicestershire and have carried out contracts throughout mainland UK, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. We have also completed projects in Europe.

We have invested in technology to enable us to meet our customers’ needs in today's fast track trading environment. This has also enabled us recently to carry out contracts with values up to £1,000,000.

At CDM, we are continuously striving to improve the quality and efficiency of our service. We have recently been accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.


Apprenticeship Framework:Business Administrator
Weekly Wage: £240.00
Working Week: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 17:00 1hr lunch per day
Apprenticeship duration: 18 months
Possible start date: 13-05-2019
Level: Advanced

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