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2024 Graduate Programme – Bidding (Consult) – Work Winning team – Manchester (September start)

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  • The ideal candidate for this graduate programme must have a bachelor's degree or higher, along with 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. They should be ambitious, innovative, and passionate about service excellence, while embodying the company's values, behaviours, and competencies. Flexibility and a positive approach to travel are also important for this role.
  • The candidate will support bid managers in developing and delivering high-quality proposals, coordinating the bid process, analyzing client requirements, ensuring compliance, and facilitating communication between the company and clients. They will also contribute to improvement projects and work towards gaining professional membership.

Graduate Job

Business, Operations & Strategy


Rolling basis


  • This role starts in early September 2024, and is based in Manchester in the Work Winning team within our Consult engine.
  • The work winning team support the Mace business by planning and managing the process through which the company secures new work. The primary function of this role is to support work winning in the Consult business, working with the Director of Work Winning to manage pipeline, progression of leads and prospects, coordinate bid management, design and writing, and support capability development across Consult to improve win rates and performance. 
  • The role combined business unit management of a team of circa 50 people with analytics and analysis, reporting, development of new concepts and proposals and process management across the work winning cycle. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
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  • A future or recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree or higher in any subject
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications)
  • We’re looking for ambitious people who want to make a difference in the world. Proactive people who aren’t afraid of barriers, innovate, and have a genuine passion for service excellence. And those who embody the same values, behaviours and competencies as us to proudly move our industry forward:
  • Values – safety first, client focus, create opportunity, and integrity
  • Behaviours – curious, collaborators, contributors, and champions of diversity and inclusion
  • Competencies – build effective teams, embrace change, solve problems, and build trusted relationships
  • As our projects are spread across different locations, your work base will be flexible, and travel may be required to various project sites or Mace offices. It’s therefore important to have a positive and flexible approach towards travel.
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Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • In Bidding, you will play a key role supporting the bid lead and bid managers with coordination and administration across the work winning lifecycle, delivering tender responses in line with the company’s brand, position and processes. You will support the bid lead in translating win strategies and business objectives into smart, compelling, consistent, customer-focused, error-free documents and presentations, project managing activity through department bid plans and escalating risk to bid lead where required. Some of your main responsibilities will include:
  • Following established processes to develop and deliver high quality, client focused proposal
  • Coordinating the project/bid, analysing tender documents to define client requirements, deliverables, set deadlines and owners
  • Supporting the bid programme, highlighting interdependencies and monitoring/reporting on progress
  • Appropriate dissemination, communication of client tender clarifications, and facilitation of appropriate actions in response
  • Gathering and issuing any clarifications required to the client
  • Proofing/copying edit responses to ensure compliant, compelling, benefits-driven copy
  • Ensuring all required reviews and adjudication/sign-offs are achieved in line with Mace Way Engage
  • Coordinating the creation of additional supporting content, i.e., printed models/video/large-format printing/presentations
  • Facilitating, records and sharing lessons learnt/best practice
  • Supporting improvement activities and projects which may be focused on improving work winning team performance, or competence and capability
  • You will also work towards gaining professional membership of the Association of Project Management (APM), fully funded and supported by us.
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Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • A permanent role from the moment you join
  • Competitive salary + full-funded professional membership
  • 22 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • 2 additional ‘Mace Days’ off + 3 days paid Christmas shutdown
  • One volunteering day a year
  • Company pension (with up to 7% employer contribution)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance cover
  • Annual health screening
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Discounts and savings for retailers, gyms, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, etc.
  • A number of other flexible benefits
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Rolling basis