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Graphic Design Apprentice THE CURRY DESIGN STUDIO LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team in our mission to deliver Persuasive Creative to ambitious, growing businesses. The role will include creating unique and characterful brand identities and marketing tools to captivate and inspire our clients target audiences – including logos, ad campaigns, brochures, social content, and much more.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,700.00

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Holidays: 22 + birthday + bank holidays Sick Pay: Statutory

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071881

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The job will be primarily based from our office in Sutton Coldfield, with options for remote working. We have a diverse range of clients and industries you will be working with, such as education, construction, health, and community-based companies, and pride ourselves on making a big impact on their growth success as a direct result of our creative, innovative ideas.

In this role, you will work with our team of designers creating concepts, setting up artwork, liaising with clients and actioning client amends, and preparing final files to specifications for print / digital use. You will be trained in using the suite of Adobe apps to create artwork for projects.

You will also liaise with our creative network of associates to enhance the experience and outcomes for our clients, such as marketing consultants, copywriters, photographers and website designers.

Day to day duties:

  • Learning to use Adobe Suite – including Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator -  to create artwork for clients.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss projects.
  • Following instructions for design amendments.
  • Setting up artwork for digital and print use.
  • Liaising with clients on the phone and on email.
  • Becoming a creative problem solver – finding new ways to communicate visually.

What’s in it for you:

  • Creative role in a small, dynamic team.
  • Female owned creative business.
  • Positive clock-off culture.
  • Mix of studio-based and remote working.
  • Diverse and exciting portfolio of clients.
  • Regular training and mentoring.
  • Future Faces membership.
  • No one works on their birthday!

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

The successful candidate will achieve a full Junior Content Producer Level 3 Standard. The training will be delivered by Birmingham Metropolitan College once per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We will offer a year of Future Faces membership, which provides webinars and workshops for professional development, which we will continue should they stay beyond their Apprenticeship.
  • There will be the opportunity to stay with the company as a Junior Graphic Designer in a full-time, permanent role, beyond their Apprenticeship.
  • They will have ongoing training and opportunities to learn and develop, both personally and through job training, throughout their employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

The Curry Design Studio was established by Graphic Designer, Kate Curry, and has gained momentum over the past 8 years to become a thriving, creative part of the business community in Sutton Coldfield. The company creates graphic design solutions across multiple disciplines for print and web, for a range of regional and national clients. Our motto is ‘PERSUASIVE CREATIVE’ because that, in a nutshell, is what we do. We create ideas for clients that persuades their audience to act. Through compelling design, killer concepts and characterful brand identities, our mission is to grab target market attention and keep it there. The Curry Design Studio is built on 3 pillars: INNOVATORS We are true creatives, that think differently INSTIGATORS What we create instigates growth COLLABORATORS We tap into our talented network of creative collaborators for even bigger results With big growth plans and a desire to make a difference, now is a very exciting time to join the team!

Employer

THE CURRY DESIGN STUDIO LIMITED

Address

15 Coleshill Street

Sutton Coldfield

B72 1SD

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Contact

Lisa McDonnell

lisa.mcdonnell@bmet.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Junior content producer

Level 3 (A level)


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