Apprentice Sign Maker Sign A Rama Thames Valley

Your first goal will be to design, manufacture and install a vehicle graphics project totally by yourself.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5,30pm with 1 hour for lunch. Working out of hours and weekends will be required periodically

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Very simply, you will be learning how to design, manufacture and eventually install a large product portfolio of signage and graphics. Duties will include preparation of graphics, making banners, sign making, fitting vehicle graphics, fitting signs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Basic communications skills, computer skills, telephone skills and learning skills will be required

Personal qualities

First and foremost a postive attitude is required, tenacity, the ability to problem solve, initiative and a desire to learn a very exciting, fun and rewarding business. A clean professional appearance is a must. Please consider this when attending your interview

Qualifications required

English and maths will be required due to the nature of the business. Along with a good understanding of computer programmes and operations. 

Future prospects

The company is independently owned, therefore, there are no restrictions on the career you can have, Wage increases, bonuses, external courses (design, vehicle wrapping, sign installation, driving lessons etc) will made available to a member of staff with a positive attitude, a customer focus and the desire to learn. A full-time position will be available to a successful apprentice. Jobs available could include :- Graphic design, Sign Production and installation, Production Manager, Signage Sales

Things to consider

Every job that we do is unique. Focus, concentration and customer service at every step is required. The business is constantly alive and moving, being able to adapt to changing circumstances is very important, whilst working to deadlines

About the employer

Thames Valley Signs provides all types of visual communication, whether internal or external, on a vehicle, building or free standing, for sales promotion or keeping customers and staff safe.


Sign A Rama Thames Valley


Unit 18

Bilton Industrial Estate, Lovelace Road


RG12 8YT

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Training provider

Full training will be given. Basic communications skills, computer skills, telephone skills and learning skills will be required.

Apprenticeship framework

IT Application Specialist

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by N & B Training


Charles Hope-Dunbar 07717 558 976

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017