Apprentice Construction Secretary

Persimmon Homes (south Yorkshire) Limited


Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm (1-hour lunch).

12 months



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Closing date: 17/02/2020

Job Description:

Assisting in the co-ordination and distribution of appropriate documentation relating to the employee lifecycle by liaising with the construction management team, Site Managers, Contract Managers and with the HR and payroll departments. 

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • To produce letters on a range of employee matters, arranging meetings, taking minutes, responding to emails and managing the Construction Director’s diary
  • Assist members of the Public, Staff, Senior Management and Board Members effectively and efficiently thereby maintaining the highest standard of Customer care and resolving queries to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Maintaining the Construction Departments holiday records for weekly employees
  • Weekly absence sheets 
  • Liaison with CITB/Colleges regarding Apprentices, keeping their records up-to-date and co-ordinating annual pay increases 
  • Liaison with Contract Managers and Site Managers informing them of any accident etc on site
  • Arranging internal and external Health & Safety courses for site staff 
  • Co-ordinating CSCS cards for site staff
  • Keeping the Health & Safety Policy updated when new forms are produced by York
  • Preparing the Health & Safety filing system, making up files, providing sufficient copies of relevant H&S forms 
  • Updating build progress on to COINS 
  • Monitoring green cards/CMLs
  • Switchboard relief 
  • Assisting with sorting the office post in the mornings 

Note: This description is not intended to establish a total definition of the job, but an outline of the main duties.

If using a sat nav and google maps, please use DN11 8SP & or DN11 8FG and choose Brickworks.

Skills and Requirements:

Desired Skills

  • IT literate
  • Good telephone manner

Required Qualifications

  • Maths & English GCSE A/9 grade C/4 or above/equivalent required!
  • Good IT skills

Future Prospects

On successful completion of this apprenticeship there is the opportunity to progress to a permanent role within the organisation.

Training to be delivered

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills if required

About the Employer:

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Building over 16,000 beautifully-designed new homes a year in more than 380 prime locations nationwide, Persimmon is proud to be the one of the UK’s most successful house builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service.

Founded in 1972 by Life President Duncan Davidson, and with our headquarters in historic York, the Group is made up of a network of 31 regional operating businesses, giving us nationwide coverage. We’re building places to call home right the way from Scotland through to the South West of England.

From design and planning, right through to adding the final Finishing Touches to your stylish new home, we keep your needs in mind, ensuring we create homes to suit all lifestyles. From the moment you reserve your new Persimmon home, we do our very best to make the experience enjoyable and informative every step of the way, not just while you’re buying, but after you’ve moved in too. Read more about our comprehensive pre-move and after-sales pledge to our customers.

From studio apartments to executive family homes, Persimmon has a reputation built on quality. With Persimmon you have the luxury of the widest choice of new homes in the greatest number of desirable locations throughout the UK. Each home we build is constructed with care by a dedicated team, be that the technicians behind the scenes in the office, the skilled craftsmen on site, or our professional sales people – all of whom work together to deliver the highest standards of design, construction, and service.

However you live your life, there’s a Persimmon home to suit you, from stylish apartments to detached family homes and everything in between. Affordable but no less desirable, Persimmon is also committed to creating homes to be proud of for first-time buyers. We’re here to help you get the home you really want and have a wide range of promotions and offers to help you on your way such as Help to Buy, Part Exchange and Home Change.


Snape Lane
DN11 8FG

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Closing date: 17/02/2020