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Apprentice Sign Fabricator and Vinyl Graphics Installer ALLIED SIGNS LTD

An excellent opportunity to learn the full process of sign manufacture, digital printing and sign / graphic installation, working for a company that has been established for over 70 years. Working both within the factory and on site, there will be the possibility of travelling across the UK carrying out installations.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly wage ranging from £6.83-£8.65 depending on experience. Overtime will be available. Performance based salary increases.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm. 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The work is varied and will change from day to day, sometimes working within the factory learning fabrication techniques, sometimes on-site learning installation techniques.

Full Health & Safety training will be given, the apprentice will also be encouraged to obtain further qualifications such as CSCS and PTS (rail qualification for installing signage.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Learning the manufacturing and printing processes
  • Selecting materials and components
  • Learning how to use machinery
  • Learning finishing techniques
  • Learning installation techniques
  • Comply with company Heath and Safety polices both on the factory floor and on-site
  • Complete documentation for example job sheets, maintenance records
  • Rectify or report issues

Health & Safety – Asbestos awareness, Manual handling, First Aid

Skills – CSCS, PTS (Personal Trackside Training)

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship the qualification achieved will be a Level 3 Signage Technician Standard, plus any relevant Maths and English functional skills (if needed).

Throughout your time as an apprentice you will be supported by both Sign Service 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 both your own and business needs. Most training and studying will be site-based. You should be comfortable with planning your workload as you progress through the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The applicant would have the opportunity to progress to a supervisory role whilst continuing to use the skills learnt during the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview.

About the employer

For over 70 years, Sign Service has provided sign design, production and, installation for companies across the UK. Being at the forefront of sign technology, we offer innovative solutions to meet and surpass client expectations.




Rear Of 60

Lincoln Road


B27 6NZ

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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Signage technician

Level 3 (A level)

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