Apprentice Bid and Proposal Coordinator DIRECT CLEANING SERVICES SW LIMITED

You will primarily be responsible for compiling tenders within the cleaning industry, with a focus on the public sector. This role requires working in an office environment with occasional travel required in the West Country region, and will be working with the Commercial and Managing Director.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 - Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in the compilation of tenders for cleaning contracts in the public sector.
    Conduct market research to identify potential opportunities and assess competitor activity.
    Collaborate with internal stakeholders to gather relevant information for tender submissions.
    Ensure tender documents are completed accurately and submitted within specified deadlines.
    Support the procurement team in other administrative tasks as required.

The training you will be getting

During your apprenticeship you will develop commercial capability, vital to businesses and valued across all business sectors. You will support the full end to end proposal process – from initial interest and co-ordinating activities around pursuit of an opportunity, co-ordination of responses to pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ) and final tender proposal documentation submission.

You will provide support to all stakeholders to assist the quality and timely completion of proposal submissions – including organising meetings, structuring and writing proposal content, co-ordinating relevant activities and document management.

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

Level 3 Bid and proposal co-ordinator qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will have the opportunity to progress to Bid and Proposal Coordinator with the opportunity for furhter career progression to Senior Bid Manager and Business Development Director. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Direct Cleaning Services Overview: Direct Cleaning Services is a leading provider of cleaning services to public sector buildings and educational premises. With over 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, flexible cleaning solutions







SN13 9RS


Matt Chaloner

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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

Bid and proposal co-ordinator

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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