Apprentice Bid Co-Ordinator ARCO LIMITED

Are you a detail oriented ambitious person, looking for a career? Arco the UK’s leading Health and Safety Experts have a fantastic opportunity to join our Bid team as a Apprentice Bid Co-Ordinator. You will work alongside our innovative Bid Team. You will be assisting from recognising opportunities through to seeing the bids created, and submitted.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This will rise to £18,980.85 in your second year. 32 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, plus the option to purchase up to 5 more days. An excellent pension and 8Xsalary Life Assurance scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and managing the bid team’s email inbox, ensuring prompt responses to inquiries and effective organisation of communication
  • Administering various bid-related system portals, including scanning documents, uploading relevant information and actively searching for new opportunities
  • Maintaining systems, ensuring data accuracy, system efficiency and troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Reviewing and assessing bid documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance
  • Organising and maintaining a comprehensive archive of bid-related documents, ensuring easy access and retrieval when needed
  • Collaborating with the bid team to create workload distribution plan for tenders, ensuring tasks are allocated efficiently
  • Assisting tender preparation with the bid team, including document formatting, proofreading and assembling packages

The training you will be getting

  • Hull College will deliever the Apprenticeship Standard Business Administrator Level 3
  • Plus functional skills in Maths and English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of the apprenticeship you will become a vital part of our Bid team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

As the UK’s leading integrated health and safety experts, Arco combine multi-channel distribution of 170,000+ products with specialist training, consultancy, and site services. Our history spans over almost 140 years, and we are at the start of an exciting new chapter, with ambitions to make us more profitable and sustainable, following the recent appointment of our new CEO. We’re 100% committed to developing our business in a way that benefits our people, our customers, the communities we serve and the planet. We are now moving forward through a period of change as we begin to align our culture, behaviours and ways of working to drive performance and ensures we will succeed together and be rewarded for that shared success. Because It’s on us. To deliver. Together.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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