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Trainee Contract Assistant (Auto or Construction)

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£20000 - £30000 per annum
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Michelle Litchfield

Trainee Contract Assistant to Ops Manager (Auto or Construction)

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/08916

Salary: £20,0000 -£30,0000 - depending on experience

Location: Huntingdon office-based role

Type: Permanent

This is a brand-new opportunity to join a small well-established consultancy business who work within the construction industry.

The Operations Manager could really do with a helping hand, to assist in taking the pressure off. You will be helping to run a particular Division of the business and with the right attitude and desire to get on this would be a ideal opportunity to learn the business and move into any direction be it surveying, project management, estimating or senior administration.

For the first 3 - 6 months you would be shadowing the Operations Manager, after that it's likely to become clear where your strengths lie and it will likely be clear which path, within the business, is a fit for you.

The majority of their business is based in London so you need to be able to drive so down the line, with training, you will have your independence to add value to the business.

Duties under supervision.

  • Assisting the Operations Manager with the day-to-day running of the division e.g. excel spreadsheets, answering emails, assisting and learning from colleagues, dealing with architects, principal contractors, engineers and clients.

  • The role is very varied, covering administration, project management and surveying.

  • Distribute required information and supply subcontractors with project information as needed.

  • Contract review and generating requests for information (RFI's)

  • Assist in development of schedules for various projects.

Training will be provided, however the key skills required are:

  • Good MS applications, particularly Excel. Have transferable skills etc.

  • Making calls.

  • Confidence in going out on your own, speaking to people face to face and over the phone.

  • Have ambition & drive to grow and establish a career with the company. This is paramount as there are multiple different avenues you could go down. For example, if good with numbers, follow an Estimator path.

  • Have the mental capacity to take on more complex jobs - surveys etc.

Essential Candidate Criteria

  • You will require a driving licence as 90% of the role is London based.

  • First-hand training with the Operations Manager for the first 3-6 months.

  • Candidates from a Construction background would be good also.

  • It would be preferable if you came from either a construction industry or auto industry where Aftersales was your forte, as this role requires that particular attention to dealing with clients.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm

Benefits: 25 days holiday per annum, plus statutory Bank Holidays (up to 5 days

Annual leave to be taken at Christmas to coincide with the closure of the company).

Auto enrol into workplace pension (on successful 3-month probationary period).

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