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Sign Maker Technician Apprenticeship DIRECT SIGNS NORTHERN LTD

This is an excellent opportunity to begin a career in sign making. Direct Signs (Northern) Ltd is a family business established over thirty years ago, that has fantastic reputation as being one of the best in the business.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am – 5pm 30 minute unpaid lunch break 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays. You will be expected to take annual leave during the Christmas shutdown.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to complete the Signage Technician apprenticeship. You will receive ‘on the job’ training in all aspects of the signage industry.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be happy working as a team member supporting colleague
  • Using your own initiative when necessary
  • Ideally you will have a flair for design, some knowledge of photoshop and coral draw
  • Have excellent IT skills
  • You must be comfortable and happy to work from height and have excellent customer service skills. We are looking for a candidate with excellent time-keeping
  • On an average day you will be receiving an initial enquiry, designing artwork, quoting, manufacture of the signage, through to fitting, whilst liaising with the customer

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

During your apprenticeship you will work towards Level 3 Signage Technician.

Level 3 Signage Technician
Functional skills
Off-the-job training

Throughout your journey you will be supported by both Direct Signs (Northern) Ltd and the BPIF. You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available. Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit you and the business needs. Most training and studying will be site based. You should be comfortable with planning your work load as you progress through the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified you will be able to work as a signage technician within the industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

The position will involve, travelling to site in works vehicles, working outdoors in all weathers. Some lifting will be required; however, this does not necessarily involve heavy lifting but some may be awkward. The candidate must be comfortable at working at height as throughout the apprenticeship you will be required to use: step stools, steps, ladders and A-Frames.

About the employer

Direct Signs (Northern) Ltd is a family run business established over 30 years ago. We have a reputation for excellence in both the public and private sector. We maintain long established partnerships with the NHS, local authorities and the education department. All aspects of signage are offered from road, internal, vehicle and window graphics signage. We offer a truly bespoke service.







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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Signage technician

Level 3 (A level)

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