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Apprenticeship training course

Bid and proposal co-ordinator (level 3)

Working across various business teams to bring together compelling, customer focused proposals and tender submissions to win business.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Sales, marketing and procurement
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to manage multiple activities simultaneously and prioritise own and others workloads
  • Ability to meet defined deadlines and set own milestones to manage workload
  • Ability to create and utilise a bid plan timetable and responsibility matrix, supporting virtual team adherence to process
  • Contribute to proposal project timetable including the timely collection of data from various parties including sub-contractors, consultants and internal subject experts
  • Ability to meet bid submission deadlines according to guidelines / instructions
  • Logging and capture of all proposal data in central repository
  • Able to maintain a healthy work life balance and understand the reasons why it is important to do so
  • Maintain compliance matrices to ensure compliance to all questions Capable of managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to proof read with an eye for detail
  • Good creative writing skills and good grammar/authoring
  • Collate proposal documents using library/information stores, search engines/corporate directories
  • Ability to use a range of tools, methods and search engines, to analyse and assimilate data, such as competitor analysis or customer research
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and ability to communicate professionally with colleagues at all levels of the business
  • Liaise with sales/legal/finance teams and other virtual team members as necessary
  • The importance of putting the customer first and tailoring bid documents to their needs, wants and requirements
  • Work and engage with colleagues and virtual teams, leveraging relationships and networks to support information gathering and writing
  • Build relationships with colleagues and subject matter experts across the business, learning the go to people and how to manage their input
  • Build rapport and trust

Full information on Bid and proposal co-ordinator (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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