Apprentice Sign Production Assistant PARTIES & SIGNS LTD

An exciting opportunity to work with a party and events signs company based in Benfleet. You will work with the production lead to create fun and colourful signs for birthdays, baby showers, Christmas and more. Duties include printing, cutting and mounting vinyl on substrates, interpreting client requests via online orders and packaging signs for delivery.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08.30am to 5.00pm. 30-minute lunch break unpaid.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our print on demand e-commerce event signs company is expanding and looking for a full-time sign production assistant who will carry out the following duties:

  • Editing and enhancing graphics to be printed and mounted on a variety of substrates
  • Printing, cutting and mounting vinyl on substrates
  • Interpreting client requests via online orders
  • Packaging signs for delivery

What we would like from you:

  • A creative flare, graphic design experience (Adobe illustrator) desirable
  • Experience using large format printers and digital cutters (optional - full training to be provided)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Reliable, good time keeping and strong work ethic
  • Professional, enthusiastic and a good communicator
  • Flexible, well organised and be able to work alone as well as part of a team

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

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices must achieve level 2 English and Maths prior to taking their end point assessment

The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours.

Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Parties and Signs 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 your individual needs and business needs.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship a full-time position may be available, subject to business need. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

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 or telephone for interview.

About the employer

Not your regular signs business. We are a print on demand event signs company with a passion for making all events beautiful with our signs. From DIY displays to larger events, our clients are our number one priority and we are continuously innovating our designs and products to make event decoration easy to create for all.




8 Brunel Road

Manor Trading Estate



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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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