Bid and Proposal Co-ordinator Apprenticeship – Reference Number: ST0056

Who is it for?

The role of bid and proposal professionals is integral to how businesses win work. Sometimes it is a separate job/discrete role, and sometimes it is rolled into another function. As a key part of the sales and business development function, the role works across various business teams to bring together compelling, customer focused proposals and tender submissions to win business. The apprentice will develop commercial capability, vital to businesses and valued across all business sectors.

The role of the Bid and Proposal Co-ordinator is to support new business through 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), if applicable, and final tender proposal documentation submission. The role involves providing support to all affiliated functions 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. This role extends to a range of related commercial activity such as sector analysis, trend analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategies to win business for a variety of goods and services.

On completion of the Apprenticeship, many transferable skills will have been acquired, lending themselves to a variety of careers and job pathways. Staying in bid/proposal co-ordination and management is the most obvious route but roles in procurement, sales, business development, project management and many more, are options available dependent on the individual and their preferences and appetites.

What will be covered?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, Bid and Proposal Coordinators will have knowledge and an understanding of:

  • Context of Bidding

  • Bid/Proposal Process

  • Proposal Development

  • Knowledge Management

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Bid Team

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, Bid and Proposal Coordinators will have and be able to exhibit skills in the following areas:

  • Organisation and Planning

  • Writing and Editorial

  • Communication

  • Customer Focus

  • Team Working and Relationship Building

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, Bid and Proposal Coordinators will exhibit the following behaviours:

  • Initiative

  • Flexibility

  • Interpersonal Awareness

  • Results Focused

  • Professionalism

  • Innovation

For more information on this apprenticeship, or any of the apprenticeships we have on offer please do contact us on 01865 515 255 and a member of the team would be delighted to chat this through with you. Alternatively, please do get in touch via email at, or by filling in a contact form.

Funding Band



The typical duration of this apprenticeship will be 24 months.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Those who are unsure should contact the team directly on 01865 515 255, or via email at Either before or during the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics prior to taking end point assessment (EPA).


This apprenticeship is at Level 3, similar to A-Levels.



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