Trainee Bid Writer

Date 22/07/22

Location Colnbrook, near Slough

If you're a persuasive writer and diligent researcher who's keen to use those strengths in your career, then how about an absorbing and varied job as a Trainee Bid Writer? The fast-moving waste management and environmental services sector has much to offer, especially if reducing the environmental impact of waste on the planet is a passion. As Trainee Bid Writer at Grundon - a fantastic grad opportunity - you will join our Colnbrook office, near Heathrow, on a full-time permanent contract and earn a competitive salary and host of great benefits, including:

- Discretionary bonus (performance based)
- Pension scheme (you contribute 5% of pay, Grundon matches this) with life assurance cover 
- Option to buy additional holiday 
- Reward and discount shopping scheme 
- Range of wellbeing benefits, including Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work, health cash plan and discounted gyms

About the Trainee Bid Writer role
Learning on the job, you will support our Tender Manager with compiling bids and co-ordinating and writing responses, producing tenders offering sustainable waste management solutions tailored to each customer's requirements. 

One week you could be compiling a bid for a multi-site retail or property management company, the next for an NHS Trust, local authority or other public-sector body, the next an airport or logistics business.

- This is more than just a bid-writing role: you will play a hands-on part in assisting the bid team in devising sustainable and innovative waste proposals for customers.

- You will attend customer site visits across the South of England.

- You’ll help to find solutions to complex on-site problems across all waste 'streams', from general waste and recycling to hazardous and clinical.

- Liaising with internal teams – Sales, Operations, Compliance – to help you answer questions is a big part of the job.

- Researching and keeping abreast of innovations and technological advancements within the industry, which can be included within tenders to assist customers in meeting their sustainability goals.

What we are looking for in our Trainee Bid Writer
- Ideally, you are educated to degree level and have studied environmental/sustainability-focused subjects/modules.
- A strong and persuasive writer and proof-reader, with a high standard of written and verbal English.
- Highly organised, self-motivated and an imaginative, flexible and creative thinker.
- Enthusiasm and interest in learning about the waste management industry and shadowing industry professionals.
- Ability to put yourself in customers’ shoes and see behind the questions being asked.
- Full UK driving licence.

Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri, a total of 35 hours per week, though flexibility will be required

Grow with Grundon
One of the UK's top-performing private companies, with an annual turnover of more than £100 million, Grundon is an industry leader and innovator, with state-of the-art treatment and recovery facilities. Interested in joining our success story as Trainee Bid Writer? Click apply. No agencies please.

Please note: We interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so do apply as soon as possible

What is it like working at Grundon?

We are committed to achieving diversity by employing the right people to deliver a high quality service based on equality of opportunity, skills, qualifications and relevant experience. We are the largest family-owned waste management company in the UK and we care as much about our employees as we do the environment. We aim to attract and retain high-quality, committed, enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals.

what we offer

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Cash Plan

Health Cash Plan

Discounted Gym Membership

Discounted Gym Membership

Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Mobile Phone Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

Holiday Plus

Holiday Plus

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Long Service Benefits

Long Service Benefits

Come and join our team

Contact us today to find out how Grundon can provide you with a challenging and stimulating working environment, where you can fulfil your potential