Commercial Apprentice

Commercial Apprentice 

About the Role

This apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to take the first step in your career, allowing you to study for an academic qualification while working and learning alongside friendly and experienced professionals.

You will be assisting the Land Appraisal Manager, with various administrative tasks, whilst learning all aspects of the Land department.


In this role, you will be doing a variety of tasks each day, including:

  • Providing general administration support to the Land department; including scanning & filing.
  • To assist in compilation of high-level land appraisals including detailed build cost estimates to enable the company to appraise site opportunities for the purpose of making land bids.
  • Support in compiling various appraisal iterations during the due diligence process.
  • Gain an understanding of technical information received to support the Land/ Design team to understand the constraints and opportunities of a specific site.
  • Support the Land Appraisal Manager by raising purchase orders for consultants carrying work out for the business.
  • To assist in the production of and support detailed build cost estimates to the design team to enable them to appraise ‘under control’ sites.
  • This includes detailed engineering take offs, reviewing of elevational treatments, updating plot and site works rates for the regional areas in which the company operate.
  • Attending Land and design team meetings to support the Project team.
  • In conjunction with the Commercial department, to assist in and support the preparation and maintenance of a comprehensive and up-to-date database for both housing and site works costings.

This is an 18-month apprenticeship, ideally suited for individuals who want to begin a successful and rewarding career


Who we are looking for

We are looking for a highly motivated professional, who is keen to learn and develop. We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Confident using computers
  • Have a good level of arithmetic
  • Confident in using the telephone
  • Organised
  • Able to work on their own initiative
  • Willing to learn and assist where needed
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Be willing to work flexibly, undertake training, and perform additional duties to meet the demands of the role


What you’ll get in return

  • £8,385 in year 1 – national minimum wage thereafter, which is dependent on your age
  • Surveying Technical Level 3 – 18 month fixed term apprenticeship with Exeter College
  • Private Healthcare for yourself and family
  • Life Assurance X3
  • 6% employer pension contributions
  • Medicash health cashback scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, additional holidays awarded for length of service
  • Cycle to Work Scheme up to the value of £3,500
  • Early Friday finishes
  • Discount on purchase of a Cavanna Home


About us

Cavanna Homes is a family owned business established in the 1923. Our aim is to become the most admired regional house builder in the Southwest. We strive to achieve this through our product design, innovation and build quality whilst maintaining the trust and respect of our customers and the local communities around our developments. We aim to be a company whose employees, shareholders, customers, business partners and the community can be proud to be associated with.

At Cavanna, everyone lives by ‘The Cavanna Way’. This is our set of values that defines who we are as a team and how we behave – ‘Customer Focused’, ‘Integrity’, ‘Socially Engaged’, ‘Reputable’, ‘Successful’ and ‘Safe’. If you believe these values match your own, then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] – please note Cavanna Homes prides itself on recruiting directly, CVs received through agencies will not be considered.

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