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Accounts Assistant / Apprentice – Gatwick

Commercial & Financial Assistant / Apprentice– Opportunity Available

Currently available is an opportunity to join a specialist Electrical & Mechanical contractor which is going through a period of rapid expansion. This an exciting time for our organisation and we would like a key individual to join our project delivery team.

Dyer & Butler Electrical was established by an electrical team with extensive knowledge and experience of the UK Airport sector. Electrical works include Aeronautical ground lighting (AGL), LV distribution, Lighting, Cable Management inc installation, Aircraft head of stands equipment, testing & inspections, surveys and energy management. We have experienced growth in both our airports work as well as off airport project works. Off airport works includes Electrical installation projects, rail/tube and office refurbishment.

Our company ethos is to provide the right team with the correct skill base and experience to deliver projects with minimal fuss and a non-confrontational approach. Consequently we have developed successful long standing relationships with our client.

As Assistant/Apprentice to our Commercial & Finance team, you will assist the accounts team with financial process and the commercial team for delivery of M&E project works from tender or post tender stage, construction to hand over stage. Projects valuation would be expected to be between £500 and £1.5m and varying in duration.

Career opportunities for progression within the Commercial & Finance team .

Our head office is based at Gatwick Airport with a team presence at Heathrow Airport as well. While our project works are predominately at these airports, we have delivered UK and international projects.

Overview / Responsibilities:

The job role will include the following tasks,

  1. Manage weekly timesheets for site operatives.
  2. Processing of supplier purchase orders and invoices
  3. Monitor emails and maintain subcontractors spreadsheet
  4. Assist with the preparation and coordination of handover documentation.
  5. Collate cost allowance from the project cost plans for all jobs.
  6. Develop and promote good lines of communication with the site based team, clients, suppliers and subcontractors and the wider Dyer & Butler Electrical Team
  7. Support Quantity Surveyors in preparation of accounts information.
  8. Maintain records utilisting company’s documentation management system, workspace.
  9. Perform other ad hoc requests as required by your manager and other members of the management teams




  1. Willingness & motivation to learn
  2. Enthusiasm to develop understanding of Electrical works, particularly in an Airport/Aviation environment.
  3. IT skills including Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  4. Functions effectively as part of a team
  5. Ability to develop or maintain relationships
  6. Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  7. Dependability
  8. Time management and organisational skills
  9. Positively promote Dyer & Butler Electrical’s procedure and good working practices



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** Dyer & Butler Electrical is an equal opportunities employer **

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"Dyer & Butler Electrical's teams showed a great deal of commitment, drive and a real desire to get the job done – working long days and weekends which could have eroded enthusiasm."

Paul Metcalf - Project Engineer,
Stable Ops & Asset Replacement, Gatwick Airport Ltd.