• 35 Heycroft Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4HN
  • 0747 220 7770
  • josie.aplin@gmail.com
Josie Aplin

Josie Aplin

Business Enterprise Executive


As an analytical and experienced writer, I pride myself on the accuracy of my work. I have experience in many aspects of business development and am able to collate and interpret information to create persuasive tender responses. I am also skilled in networking effectively to build new business opportunities. I have excellent communication skills, am organised and can work to tight deadlines.

After six years of working in education, I am now ready to return to industry. I am confident I am able to blend my background of business writing and bid administrating to become an effective Proposal and Bid Writer.

Skills Summary

  • Highly organised
  • Dedicated self-starter
  • Adaptable and quick to learn different skills
  • Positive approach to all tasks
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Understand the importance of attention to detail
  • Competent user of MS Office Package

Work History

Work History

Business Enterprise Executive

Nov 2012 - Present
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

+ Developing traditional and electronic learning resources and implementing these into the teaching curriculum + Proofreading + Internal quality standardising + Writing lesson plans + Teaching Business and Enterprise students + Updating tracking and resource systems + Event planning and post event evaluating + Networking with local businesses to develop 'live brief' projects + Mentoring new starters

Service Industries Co-ordinator

Mar 2009 - Nov 2012
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

+ Teaching Proofreading Skills to Legal Secretaries + Teaching English for Business + Teaching Functional Skills English + Writing traditional and electronic teaching and learning resources + Writing assignments + Lesson planning

Client Services Executive

Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
Goodman Masson Recruitment Services Ltd

Preparing tender responses for financial recruitment in response to ITT and RFPs + Checking OJEU and TED for new opportunities + Responding to RFIs, PQQs and company surveys + Using Tactica Belmin, Solent Supplies and Bravo Solution + E-tendering + Liaising with colleagues and external contacts + Analysing Terms & Conditions + Holding internal meetings + Producing reports 

Successfully won tender contracts with: Department of Work & Pensions, British Council, NHS PASA, Balfour Beatty and Sainsbury's.

Tenders Administrator

Jul 2004 - Sep 2008
Olympus KeyMed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Ltd

Completion of tender responses (up to £1 million) for medical and industrial camera equipment + Strategising pricing with senior and territory managers + Updating and developing CRM Tender Tracking system + Training new members of the team

Successfully won tender contracts with: Various NHS Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Veterinary Surgeries, Police Force and Ministry of Defence.



PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Essex University

Units included: Theories of Learning, Equality & Diversity, Inclusive Learning and Managing Behaviour. 

Bsc. Media & Production Technology

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004
Essex University

Passed with 2:1 (69%)

Units included: Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, Writing for the Media and Communication.

GNVQ Advanced Media 

Sep 1999 - Jun 2001
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

Passed with Distinction


Sep 1993 - Jun 1998
The King John School, Essex

10 (A - C) Including English (A) and Maths (B)


I am an innovative and motivated self-starter, who enjoys all aspects of writing. As a hobby, I run my own part-time microbusiness, offering blogging advice and SEO content creation services. 

I love meeting new people and have volunteered in my community for a number of years. I spent a year working in a charity shop and worked on art and music projects with disadvantaged youths and adults with learning difficulties.

I also enjoy geocaching, reading fiction and have just started yoga.