United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke
Alternate Locations UK - Swindon
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Our Aviation team is currently looking to recruit a Bid Coordination Apprentice to support the Bid Team within our Swindon or Basingstoke office.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to receive on-the-job training, within a multi-national, dynamic and fast moving corporate environment, whilst continuing part time studies (approx. one day per week, depending on the provider) at a recognised college in order to hone academic skills, ensuring real opportunities for personal growth and career progression. The successful applicant will continually develop their bid coordination and marketing skills whilst being allocated a senior member of the bid team who will provide mentoring during the development period (typically over three years). Your study will be funded – whilst you earn an income as a permanent employee of AECOM.
Our Apprenticeship positions are open to school leavers and those seeking a career change. The is an immediate fill role with a view to enrolling on the identified course Sept 2019.
Responsibilities will include:
Assist in the preparation of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ's), bids and tender submissions using desk-top publishing software for a professional look (training will be provided)
Assisting in producing winning proposals, presentations and qualification materials in response to client solicitations
Reviewing and formatting all bid deliverables, providing a pre-submission control point to ensure quality and consistency of product
Assisting in writing key sections of large strategic bids incorporating strategic messaging
Editing and proof reading tender and bid documentation before submission
Assisting Bid Manager in monitoring progress of submissions, bid programme and budget - consolidating bids and opportunities tracking and reporting
Assisting the Bid Manager with development of collateral and bid material processes to ease bid effort
Contributing to design and production of presentation materials for potential clients
Inputting the team’s data to our opportunities management database (Salesforce) – training will be provided – and coordinating regular Salesforce updates, whilst ensuring that the information is current and accurate
Ensuring that all bid filing (electronic and hard copy) follows a consistent and clear format
Document control of collateral and bid material (hard copies and e-versions)
No experience is necessary, but applicants must meet suitable acceptance criteria which varies from programme to programme. Criteria can be as little as two or more GCSE grades or equivalent or can reflect an applicant’s prior study at say A-level and gaining of UCAS tariff points. Whatever your stage of career, we can discuss this with you following application. What is important for our apprentices here at AECOM is the following;
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade ‘C/4’ or above, including Maths & English
An aptitude towards good logic, problem solving and strong organisational skills
An interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Bids & Work Winning
Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities
Practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive
Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and some report writing skills beneficial
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 223157BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.