Bid & Proposal Co-ordinator Apprenticeship Level 3

Duration: 15 months

The role of bid and proposal professionals is integral to winning work. Sometimes it is a separate job/discrete role, and sometimes it is rolled into another function. The role works across various business teams to bring together compelling, customer focused proposals and tender submissions to win business.

The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) UK 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 key learning themes are

  • The Context of Bidding
  • Bid and Proposal Process
  • Proposal Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Bid Team

The focus on skills and behaviours embraces organisation and planning, writing and editorial, comms, customer focus, team working and relationship building.

“The apprenticeship programme has provided me with the experiences and skills relevant to working in the world of Bid Management. The support from my employer and The JGA Group has benefitted me both personally and professionally. My apprenticeship has shaped me into the professional that I am today, and I will be forever grateful for these experiences for many years to come.”

Ryan Wilkes | Bid Management Coordinator for Kuehne+Nagel

JGA was first to offer this specialist apprenticeship and retention rates are currently 90%+.

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


The engaging personalised 15 month programme, led by a passionate bid professionals, is driven by a full skills gap analysis of the candidate and features 9 digitally-led full day seminars blended with project work, high quality coaching and resources.

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