Business Development Apprentice Making Space

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a business development apprentice to join a fast paced team within a national charity. As a business development apprentice you will play a crucial role in supporting the team to successfully win and retain services. Your role will be focused around ensuring timely and accurate tender/bid coordination.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 35 hours per week, 1 hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • To manage the development inbox
  • To identify new opportunities (tenders)
  • To download all new tender documentation
  • To coordinate bid team meetings
  • To coordinate attendance
  • To complete pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs)
  • To proof read tender submissions
  • To create diagrams to include in tender submissions
  • To upload tender submissions to online portals
  • To keep the tender tracker database up-to-date
  • To keep the references database up-to-date
  • To complete market and competitor research
  • To create presentations for tender interviews

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good literacy skills
  • PC literate, Microsoft, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing and confident to work in a busy environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritise tasks to achieve outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and meet deadlines

Qualifications required

  • GCSE A*-C in Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress within the company.

About the employer

Making Space is a charity supporting people to live an independent life. We are dedicated to providing high quality health and social care services that are innovative, responsive and flexible to each individual’s needs and choices. We provide services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services. Our professional, caring employees and volunteers deliver our services with dignity, respect and compassion, focusing on outcomes that help the people we support have the freedom to enjoy an everyday life. As an Investor in People and Mindful Employer, we are committed to the continuous improvement and professional development of our workforce. Formal Quality Attestations include: • Investors in People Silver Award • CHAS accredited • 26 CQC registered services • MATRIX accreditation for a number of our information and employment services We’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission in England. We’ve also won awards and commendations for many aspects of our work, from our partnerships to our work on personalisation.


Making Space



Allen Street



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Training provider

Candidates will be provided with internal mentoring, support and on the job training. In additional to this, the candidate will also complete an Apprenticeship Level 2 Business Administration. This will be provided vocationally and will cover Functional Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and ICT), Technical Certificate and the Business Administration Diploma. (NVQ).

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sysco Business Skills Academy Ltd


Hannah Bollans 0151 556 7877

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017