Estimating Management Trainee

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1312371107-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Dandara Group
  • Location: Bletchley, Buckinghamshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Commercial & QS, Construction, Driving, Engineering, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Dandara is currently recruiting for an Estimating Management Trainee to join our Northern Home Counties region head office, based in Milton Keynes.

About the role

This role is ideal for school/college leavers looking to further their education, alongside gaining first hand industry experience. Dandara will be funding the external qualifications, so you don't have to worry about the financial worries that come with student loans or tuition fees. Dandara will fund external qualifications such as a diploma or degree in Estimating or a relevant field, providing the Estimating Management Trainee with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their role.

What you will do:

  • Offer innovative ideas to the wider commercial team, demonstrating your capabilities while being supported by our training programme along with a professional qualification through a higher-level apprenticeship.
  • Interact with our key decision makers and your peers, providing you with a sound knowledge of our housebuilding process.
  • Support the estimating team in the preparation of construction budgets, direct labour pricing calculations and monthly cost plan status reports.
  • Support with site visits and inspections
  • Support with value engineering exercises during design development, identifying and costing all abnormal elements and risks.
  • Adopt, maintain, and ensure compliance with Dandara Management System processes and documentation.
  • Any other ad-hoc duty that will support you in gaining on-the-job experience for your studies.

What you will have:


  • Have at least 3 GCSE s Grade A - C (9-4) Including Math s and English, alongside two A-Levels (160 UCAS Points).
  • A full UK driving license
  • Great communication, problem solving and organisation skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to be enthusiastic, proactive and a team player

What we will offer you

Dandara was established in 1988 from the desire to provide innovative homes and commercial properties, which would offer real value for money without compromising on design, durability or quality. Today Dandara is one of the UK s largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awards for design and quality and it s all thanks to the vision and passion of our dedicated team. For this role you will receive:

  • A fully funded qualification (degree equivalent)
  • First-hand experience of all key disciplines within our industry through rotational departmental secondments, providing you with a sound knowledge of our housebuilding process.
  • Mentorship from highly skilled members of staff, through on-the-job working and a personal development course

Our benefits include:

  • Up to £25k per annum
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • £competitive annual bonus (discretionary)
  • Up to 5% pension scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Access to cycle to work scheme
  • 2x salary life assurance (paid option to increase to x4)
  • Discounts for hundreds of the UK s favourite retailers, holiday providers, gym memberships and more!

If you are looking to begin your career within a challenging and diverse industry this is the position for you!

Join the Dandara team today!

Important Note:
Dandara ONLY accepts direct applications. Any cv's received will be considered a free gift.