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2023 Apprenticeship - Bidding - Operate - London MACE LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity to support Mace's bid management team in winning new business through the full end-to-end proposal process - from initial interest, to bid submission, monitoring progress, and post-tender activities whilst studying for the Bid and Proposal Co-ordinator L3 apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 9am - 5:30pm; Friday - 9am - 4:30pm. Due to the nature of construction you may be expected to work additional hours. Whilst working on site typical start time is at 8am instead of 9am.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a key member of the work winning team, the bid apprentice assists in delivering smart, compelling, consistent, customer-focused, error-free documents and presentations. They’ll support the team’s day-to-day activities to ensure the delivery of the bid process is of a high standard of quality.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Assist with the management of the process

  • Bid co-ordination - defining deliverables, deadlines, and owners
  • Bid planning - owning the bid programme, highlighting interdependencies, and taking the lead in monitoring and reporting on progress
  • Internal progress meetings - supporting with bid kick-off, booking regular progress meetings, setting the agenda, and supporting the meetings
  • External meetings - supporting the bid team through mid-bid, site, and progress meetings
  • Writing compelling, factual, focused CVs, case studies and responses

Submit the bid:

  • Ensuring all required reviews and signoffs are achieved in line with Mace Way
  • Ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and deliver a bid to deadline

Post-tender presentations:

  • Producing and designing presentation slides
  • Produce leave-behind documentation if required
  • Organising rehearsals and practice sessions

Continuous improvement:

  • Capturing all new content within the bid content library (aftercare)
  • Recording and sharing lessons learnt and best practice

Your work base will be flexible and could be in one of Mace offices or at a client’s office or facility. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through to construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.

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

Our structured training programme will teach you technical and business skills to help you succeed in your career.

The Bidding Assistant apprenticeship will work towards the Bid and Proposal Co-Ordinator L3 which consists of work-based experience and training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We’ll also support you in gaining professional membership of the Association of Bid and Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent any subjects (Grade 96 UCAS Points) Essential

About the employer

At Mace, we are global experts in shaping the built environment. From development and consultancy, to construction and operations, we connect expertise across the entire property lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe is possible. You can see our impact everywhere: from skylines that form cities around the world to the infrastructure that communities depend on to live, work and play.




155 Moorgate




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Bid and proposal co-ordinator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Our recruitment process comprises an online application form where we'll ask some initial questions about you and your motivations, a video interview so that we can find out more about you, and a virtual assessment day where we get to meet and learn more about each other. If you need any reasonable adjustments to be made at any point in the recruitment process, please let us know and we'll be more than happy to accommodate.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Feb 2023