Bid Executive (Apprentice)


Nomensa is a strategic UX agency, known across Europe as being one of the first names in user centred design, with one of the largest, most talented teams of user experience professionals and technologists in Europe. Since 2001, we have designed award-winning digital experiences that have reached millions of people.

With almost 100 staff across Bristol, London and Amsterdam, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Apprentice to join our Bid team in Bristol. This is a fixed term contract for the duration of the qualification with the opportunity for a permanent role upon completion.

Why you’ll love us

Our people love working here, it’s a supportive working environment where you can expect to work with, and learn from, teams of highly collaborative practitioners. We are one of the few companies within the UK to achieve gold standard accreditation by Investors in People and are a genuine meritocracy. We are committed to giving our people a supportive platform for ongoing career development, and you’ll have a variety of projects to work on for well known clients in the commercial, charity, and government sectors.

We work hard at creating an exciting, collaborative environment where we have one focus: humanising technology. The people you will be working with are passionate, have a relentless pursuit of excellence and take pride in their work. If this sounds like it would be a good fit with your own values and ethos, then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll be doing

As part of your apprenticeship and our commitment to your development you will be completing a Level 3 Diploma in Bid and Proposal Co-ordination. This will involve both on-the-job learning and off-site training.

You will be fully immersed in Nomensa’s bid team, supporting various objectives. What this means specifically, is that among other things you’ll be helping to write and coordinate our bid responses where we tender for new work. This calls for a passion for the written word, excellent communication, and zeal for collaboration. You will support the bid team in producing, compelling and winning proposals You will work with people in all areas of our business from the Senior Leadership Team to UX Consultants, Developers and Designers. You’ll often be working in a high-pressured environment, with firm deadlines for all our bid responses and pitches.

The key skills are collaboration, communication and relationship-building, administration, attention to detail and of course a can-do attitude!

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills, as you gain experience and confidence, to take on more responsibility at a pace that suits you.

The job you’re doing will have an important day to day impact on the efficiency and profitability with which we run our business, and you’ll be working with, and learning from, some immensely talented and experienced people in our commercial team.

What we’re looking for

If you have experience of writing/editing content, working in a client facing, sales or project coordination role then this could be exactly the role for you to keep pushing forward and taking your existing knowledge to the next level.

Working in an agency can be very busy, so it would be good if you’ve had previous office experience that you can apply to this role. You’ll be familiar with Microsoft Office and able to prioritise your work effectively, with high levels of attention to detail. As well as your lateral thinking, communication skills are important too, as you will be dealing with lots of people and speaking with them on a regular basis to ask questions or unblock their progress. You’ll also be working with our clients, including being on reception to greet them on the phone and in person, so a friendly and professional style of communication is essential.

How to apply

To apply, upload your CV to our recruitment site with a covering letter telling us why you’d be a great fit.

Note, the role is full-time and is based in our Bristol office. We are currently enabling hybrid working (i.e. WFH and office based) so you don’t need to be BS1 based every day.

The closing date for applications is: Thursday 16th December


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 days based on length of service)
  • Your birthday off
  • Pension: 4% Nomensa, 5% employee
  • BUPA cashback plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perkbox benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Cycle to work
  • Time off for charity work

Nomensa is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.