Apprentice Administration Assistant @ Elvet Construction Consultants Ltd

  • Apprenticeship
  • Durham

Website Elvet Construction Consultants Ltd

Apprentice Business Administrator

Elvet Chartered Surveyors is an award-winning multidiscipline surveying practice specialising in Asset Management, Cost Management, Project Management and Sustainability. Based in the north-east we boast an impressive portfolio of clients with experience across a wide range of sectors including public and private sector housing, infrastructure, education and commercial.

Elvet have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Business Administrator to join our team. We are looking for motivated, ambitious and customer focused candidates to join our team.

  • General administration duties
    • Assisting surveyors in preparing and maintaining project files.
    • Preparing letters and issuing to our customers.
    • Typing reports on behalf of our surveyors using our in-house templates.
    • Recording received post, distributing to relevant people and tracking responses.
    • Scanning in documents and filing electronically in accordance with our filing structure.
    • Maintaining our electronic filing structure.
    • Assisting our surveyors in taking minutes, preparing minutes and other site reports.
  • Telephone/Client interface
    • Main point of contact for telephone calls within the business, recording details, forwarding to relevant people etc.
    • Contacting our clients to organise meetings, making appointments or dealing with general queries.
    • Booking appointments on behalf of our surveyors in accordance with our management system, issuing and recording job tickets. This may include planning in our surveyor’s diary.
    • Ensure our surveyors maintain appointments.
    • Issuing documents to our clients.
  • Other tasks
    • General bookkeeping using our internal software to track orders, invoices etc.
    • Collecting timesheets and inputting data into our performance monitor sheet.
    • All other generalist administration duties in keeping with the business operation.

We are seeking high calibre candidates with the below criteria:

  • You will have GCSE English and Maths to grade 4 or above.
  • Exhibit a sound understanding of all Microsoft Office software programs.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team or unsupervised.

The place of work will be at our head office located in Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to work with construction professionals such as surveyors
  • Good diligent attitude to work
  • Strong work ethic


  • GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C) desirable

Annual wage

  • £13,000

Working week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Total hours per week: 35


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