Bid management professionals are integral to winning B2B and B2G work. The Bid & Proposal Co-ordinator apprenticeship is a new programme of which we are intensely proud, it has been developed by senior bid professionals for junior bid professionals.
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) UK has led the development of the apprenticeship as the first comprehensive, structured, formal professional entry mechanism.
Launched only in June 2019 organisations such as Babcock, Balfour Beatty, Whistl, Kuehne & Nagel, T&B, Zumtobel, ABM, Skills Team trust JGA with developing their bid coordinators with the knowledge, skills and behaviours vital for bid teams.
The course is delivered through once monthly full-day workshops and coaching from a bid management professional, as well as a virtual classroom and pre-recorded lessons. We deliver nationally. All teaching is presently delivered remotely and there is an active programme of starts despite COVID-19.
Cohorts are accelerating off the job learning to provide stimulation and connection for furloughed apprentices. The second benefit from starting now is that in effect apprentices are trained whilst the majority of their employment costs are being covered by the government.