Trainee Estimator/Technical Support – Modern Apprenticeship

Hours of work:  Monday – Thursday 0700 – 1600 and Friday 0700 – 1300 with ½ hour unpaid lunch break Monday – Thursday

Job Description:

Working as part of a small team in a North Ayrshire based engineering and fabrication company, the successful candidate will be trained to compile estimates of costs to complete projects/jobs for our customers across a variety of sectors including private residential customers, large national industrial companies and local small businesses.

The role will involve:

  • Dealing with incoming requests for quotations
  • Working out quantities and types of materials required from drawings provided by customers
  • Provide quotations to customers for projects/jobs by:
    • Contacting suppliers for prices
    • Working out costs for resale
    • Identify labour required to complete a job and calculate costs
    • Calculating travel and any other incidental costs
  • Inputting quotation information into the bespoke Access database
  • Completing and sending quotation paperwork to customers
  • Dealing with any related queries
  • Handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls

Ideal Candidate:

We are a small business that works closely together as a team supporting all areas of the business, so a flexible attitude to work is essential.

Accuracy and attention to detail are vital in this role as is the ability to work quickly, along with a genuine interest in engineering.

Own transport would be beneficial due to location.


Please apply by emailing a CV to with the job title in the subject line.