Trainee Bid Assistant (Apprentice)


Nomensa is a strategic experience design agency. Combining our experience in psychology, interaction design and technology, we transform digital experiences.

We work hard to understand people, their emotional reaction to design and create exciting digital interactions in response to this. We have one of the largest specialist teams in Europe, who work with our large, diverse client base across multiple private and public sectors. We design award winning digital experiences that have benefitted millions of people. From blue chips to start-ups, from Deliveroo to the NHS, whatever the sector, we deliver experience excellence.

We’ve grown significantly in the past two years and have ambitious growth plans for the future. With over 140 staff across Bristol, London, and Amsterdam, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Bid Assistant (Apprentice) to join our Bids team in Bristol.

Why choose Nomensa?

We’ve created 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 an Investors in People gold standard accreditation and are committed to giving our people a supportive platform for career development. Employee wellbeing is at the heart of our priorities, we have invested in support mechanisms, such as Wellbeing Officers, Mental Health First Aiders and one-to-one counselling sessions to support our people when they need it most.

We support flexibility and are currently enabling hybrid working, so that teams can come together to collaborate and integrate, as well as maintaining the flexibility to work from home. 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, care deeply about quality and excellence and take great professional pride in their work.


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!

What we’re looking for

You’ll enjoy writing/editing content and this could be from previous employment, your education, or in your personal life. And if you have a natural enthusiasm for working as part of a team, in a 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.
  • 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 trained up to 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.


Our benefits for UK employees include:

  • Time to recharge: 25 days holiday (rising to 30 with length of service), your birthday off, holiday transfer scheme (up to 5 days), Summer Fridays’.
  • Health & Wellbeing: BUPA cashback scheme (enhancing to BUPA medical insurance with service), 24/7 EAP, life insurance, cycle to work scheme.
  • Financial wellbeing: competitive salaries and annual pay reviews, company pension contribution, Royal London financial wellbeing service.
  • Life outside of work: currently enabling hybrid working, employee discounts scheme, time off for charity work, regular socials and fun events arranged by our Chief Happiness Officers!

The recruitment process

The closing date for applications is: Friday 25th November

If you’re excited about working for us and don’t have all the skills listed here, but have relevant experience or transferable skills, we would love to hear from you. We understand it can be off-putting to apply if you don’t tick every box, but our culture is richer for the diverse backgrounds of our employees, and you may be exactly what we’re looking for!

Interview Adjustments - We will do everything possible to create the best experience for candidates, however we appreciate interviews can be challenging. So, please let us know if we can make any adjustments to make you more comfortable or confident. We’re happy to provide extra time or flexibility on assessments, have a chaperone on the interview, provide questions up front, or other suggestions to enhance your experience.

Sophie & Corrie in our Talent team can help with any questions -

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.