Expires3 days

Bids & Proposal Apprenticeship

Job description

Work for the world you want to live in.

Wouldn’t you want to live in a world where people, populations and the planet thrive? Where technology protects rather than threatens. Where societies feel safe and secure. Where cities and continents feel part of one global community.

We’re an international aerospace, defence and security company, with sites all-round the UK, that do loads of exciting and important things to make the world safer and more secure. We defend nations, save lives and protect communities around the globe.

Cavendish Nuclear

We are Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group and the UK’s leading nuclear services company.

With a highly skilled workforce we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally. Our people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

A career with us is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When you join Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future.

At Cavendish Nuclear we put people first. Work with us and you’ll discover that our focus on people is unique.

Bids & Proposal Apprenticeship

This is an apprenticeship scheme with the purpose of developing the Proposal Managers of the future. In this role, you will be a key member of the business winning team and will be supported to develop and apply academic knowledge of bid and proposal management.

Proposal management involves ensuring the submission of strong proposals to our customers. This includes written proposal documents such as Invitations to Tender (ITT), prequalification’s (PQQ’s), expressions of interest and value propositions. Proposal management also includes constructing bid submissions and ensuring the production of well-structured responses to client requirements with pre-agreed solutions.

Possible placements

Typically, the type of work the Apprentice will be involved in includes assisting in the co-ordination of PQQ’s and tender responses. The apprentice will work closely with project teams and professionals within the business development and bidding team including attending bid solutions meetings and contributing to the bid library of quality written submission templates. They will have the opportunity to contribute ideas towards the continuous improvement.

The apprentice will gain a solid foundation within a professional proposal and tender management environment and have the opportunity to learn from experienced and friendly individuals.

The training will include practical and on the job training as well as the completion of the Bid and Proposals Level 3 qualification.

Apprentices also attend college to complete a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification.

What you’ll need

  • Security clearance: Security Check (SC)
  • A minimum of five GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, science, and maths at Grade 5 (B) or above
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

The apprentice must demonstrate the core requirements below and also demonstrate the specialist requirements in their chosen role.

  • A team player - an individual who thrives on working in a team environment
  • Reliable and good time keeping
  • Strong organisational traits and ability to meet deadlines
  • Eager to learn
  • Flexible with a passion for succeeding
  • Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines

What you’ll get

  • Generous benefits including:
  • Very competitive starting salary
  • Fully funded qualifications up to degree level may be available
  • Personal development training and opportunities
  • Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working (by local arrangement)
  • Discounted shopping and half-price cinema tickets
  • Cycle to work scheme


Level 3 Bid and Proposal Co-ordinator Apprenticeship Standard

The apprentice would be eligible to apply to join the Association of Bid and Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).

Additional job details


Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at the interview.

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Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 March 2023

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Closing date:  27 March 2023

Expires3 days

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