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Bid Coordinator Apprentice NATIONAL EXPRESS LIMITED

We are looking for a Bid Coordinator to work as a pivotal part of a small team within National Express. You will work on a variety of tasks that contribute to the submission of high-quality tenders and proposals that support our organisation to grow. You will need to enjoy working in a team as well as working on your own initiative.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Bid & Proposal Apprentice will be trained to:

·Complete Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)/Selection Questionnaire (SQ) documents

·Project manage the timely delivery of copy and pricing from colleagues

·Support the production and delivery of compliant proposal documents and presentation materials within client-defined timeframes

. Update the library of standard responses

Other responsibilities will include:

·Monitoring bid emails and alerts from commissioners

·Tracking new project/framework opportunities

·Support with arranging bid kick-off meetings and regular progress and review meetings

· Assist with preparing kick-off documents, CV collation, case study identification

. Maintain the bid plan updating it to reflect the current status

·Create and maintain bid documents within the shared drive

·Register and maintain accounts for online tender portals

. Capture and upload client tender clarifications and disseminate the responses to the team

. Liaise with the design team to create images and diagrams

·Support with recording and sharing lessons learned and best practice

·Providing support to the Bid Team as needed


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The programme is designed to be completed in 21 months and 

Our delivery model is monthly-Tutor-led 1-day seminars remotely and these are supported by our Skills Coaches (Assessors) who will spend between 1 to 1 1/2 hours with each apprentice every month, to help embed their learning. 

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, individuals will be eligible for membership in the Association of Bid and Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The employer is looking for the Apprentice to transition into a full-time member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9 or A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Free travel on our services – bus and coach

About the employer

National Express Group is a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. National Express operates both bus and coach services in the UK. In UK bus, National Express is the market leader in the West Midlands – the largest urban bus market outside of London. In UK coach, we are the largest operator of scheduled coach services in the UK, operating high frequency services across the country. We also deliver holidays and day trips by coach. We operate non-scheduled coach operations under one brand – National Express Transport Solutions (NXTS) – serving the fragmented commuter, corporate shuttle, private hire and accessible transport markets




National Express House Birmingham Coach Station

Mill Lane


B5 6DD

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Training provider



Heena Kareer


Apprenticeship standard

Bid and proposal co-ordinator

Level 3 (A level)

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