Bid Management Level 4 Apprenticeship Programme - Construction at Wates Group

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Bid Management Level 4 Apprenticeship Programme - Construction

At Wates we are proud to be a family-owned business, small enough to recognise and support great talent, yet big enough to challenge and inspire our people through amazing multi-million-pound projects. To us our industry is more than just building, it’s also a chance for us to positively impact the communities where we work and thrive.

Our Construction Business

Wates Construction specialises in maximising value by finding the most intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings. We deliver projects in a range of sectors including, government, commercial, industrial and historical restoration. The award of Construction News’ Contractor of the Year in 2017 is a testament to the quality of our projects, our client satisfaction and our approach to the communities in which we work.


This role is based in multiple locations: Luton and Birmingham. Please select your desired location by following the applicable link.

The Role

As a member of the Bid Management team your overall responsibilities will include:

  • Involvement in the bidding process; including capture requirements, client engagement, negotiation, presentation creation.
  • Understanding and following the bid process through the use of templates and procedure documents and ensuring that reviews and governance are planned prior to proposal submission
  • Developing proposals using online software, ensuring the proposal is in line with the client’s requirements
  • Understanding the customer’s drivers to enable Wates to create business winning proposals

Our Management Trainee Programme

If you’re looking for a programme full of innovation and variety then you’re in the right place. Here are some of the core benefits our Management Trainee Programme

  • We support you all the way through to Chartership
  • Competitive industry pay
  • We’ll rotate you around our business unit, ensuring you get a full breadth experience
  • You’ll receive structured development and a combination of technical and behavioural training
  • You’ll receive professional mentorship and guidance as well as great exposure to our senior leaders

Professional Development

As well as structured on-the-job learning and technical and behavioural training, you will also complete an apprenticeship in Construction Management as part of your trainee scheme. This will either be a higher or degree apprenticeship depending on your level of education.

What we're looking for

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload to meet defined deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people, including customers, clients and key stakeholders
  • Eager to learn with a keen eye for detail and the ability to proof read documents
  • Customer focus, ability to tailor requirements to their wants and needs
  • Candidates will be required to have a full driving license by September 2021, this will be a condition of offer

Entry Requirements

Higher Apprenticeship: 2 A-Levels or equivalent at grades DD, and a minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade 4/C and above, including Maths and English

Degree Apprenticeship: 3 A-Levels or equivalent at grades BBB or above, and a minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade 4/C and above, including Maths and English

About Wates Group

Wates works on a variety of projects across the public and private sectors from building new homes and providing planned and responsive maintenance to housing associations and local authorities; through to office interiors; construction projects in the commercial, retail, heritage and education sectors; and partnering on joint-venture developments. Having been in business since 1897 we know what we are good at. Our clear strategy ensures we create a stable presence in a changing market. Our mission is to build a sustainable £2bn business across the construction, property services and property developments and investment sectors.

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