Permitting Apprentice in Guildford GU4

QA Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
30 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer description:

Kier Group Plc is a leading construction, property, residential and services group.

We invest and build around where we work, live and play.

Previously awarded Britain's most admired company, Make the journey, Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy.

Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Let’s shape your world together. Kier is an equality and diversity employer.

We want someone who is...

Hobbyist, someone that self teaches and builds their understanding in their chosen subject Thrives in a hands on environment Able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own Can give examples of their strengths and knowledge Self-starter Able to follow instructions and complete tasks

Job Details:

Job overview / purpose:

Kier is looking to recruit a Permitting Apprentice to work with the team based in the Merrow office.

The successful person will have the opportunity to learn all the skills needed to become competent within the business, as well as complete recognized qualifications.

On this apprenticeship programme, you will work towards a recognised apprenticeship qualification aligned to your role. The duration of the programme will be dependent on the specific nature of the role; normally a minimum of 13 months.

Main responsibilities:

To maintain and control Capital, Revenue and Routine Maintenance towards the achievement of performance KPI targets Maintain the permits through different stages from the initial S58 request to the completion of the works ensuring all conditions and relevant details are adhered to Work closely with the Permitting Co-ordinators providing the right level of planning and support to maximise their efficiency and effectiveness Review and resolve programme issues efficiently and effectively Manage job status through the Gateway Process by reviewing Gateway reports and highlighting any issues that may arise Produce weekly/monthly KPI reports with supporting evidence and ensuring the information is in a timely fashion Produce Gateway reports to send to the Operations Team and Commercial Team to plan and cost works Provide support and advice to Supervisors to meet the timely completions all of all works to the agreed time specified Where appropriate, co-ordinate works with our own gangs and other networks users

Desired qualities:

Onsite experience

In addition to the formal training, there will be hands on experience, including mentoring and coaching from skilled members of the team.

Happy and able to use a variety of software packages, such as:

Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, experience - to produce correspondence and documents, as well as maintain presentations, records, spreadsheets and databases Liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts

Other desired skills include

Strong organisational skills Presentation skills and attention to detail The ability to plan your own work, work on your own initiative and meet deadlines The ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands and prioritise tasks and workload Oral and written communication skills Tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality A pleasant, confident telephone manner Reliability and honesty A logical and practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see things through to completion Good attention to detail Methodical and thorough approach to work Organised A great team player

Desired qualification requirements:

3 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject, plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above.

Working week:

5 days per week,


40 hours per week [all details will be confirmed with the employer]


£12,000 - £15,000 per annum


Due to the size and scale of Kier Group, there are many opportunities to progress and develop new skills. Before completing your apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity to identify possible next roles and development programmes aligned to your ability and aspirations. A contributory pension scheme SIP – Share Incentive Plan Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more) Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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