Apprentice Signage Technician/Vehicle Wrapper Comm-Ply Limited

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a small but rapidly expanding graphics department of a well-established commercial vehicle customiser. The candidate will be fully trained in all aspects of print preparation, print production, vehicle wrapping, signage manufacture and installation.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30am to 17:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and practically minded individual to become a key member of the graphics team here at Comm-ply. The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and individually, be comfortable using hand tools (tape measure, laser level, vinyl tools, drills etc.) and be comfortable talking to clients. 

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Using Onyx to prepare and print files on sign media
  • Laminate vinyl using roll-to-roll laminator
  • Trim and weed vinyl where necessary
  • Using a ZUND flatbed cutter
  • Mount vinyl onto Foamex/ACM/acrylic/vehicles
  • Quality control and packing jobs for despatch and installation
  • Survey client sites/vehicles for requirements and sizes
  • Installation of small signs and vinyl as a one-person team
  • Assist in bigger installations as part of a two-person team

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded a Level 3 Signage Technician apprenticeship standard. 

The apprentice will be given sufficient time to complete the ‘off-the-job’ requirement of the apprenticeship during their normal working hours.

Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Comm-ply and BPIF Training. 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 own development and the business needs. Most training and studying will be a combination of site-based and remote delivery.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The aim is for the individual to become a permanent member of the Comm-ply team after the apprenticeship has been completed, with a view to then working towards managing the production room and/or the installation offering. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Good timekeeping skills, An interest in graphics, Enthusiastic, Self-motivated


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

Things to consider

In the near future we will be starting to install more external signage so being comfortable working outdoors in all weathers will be necessary.

About the employer

Comm-Ply are a manufacturer of multiple products to the commercial sector including chapter 8, livery, vehicle wraps. With over 20 years' experience operating in the fast paced and dynamic commercial manufacturing sector. Comm-ply provides a true end-to-end service; from Interior linings, bespoke racking, roof racks, secondary vehicle locks, tow bars, reverse cameras, light bars, etc. Comm-Ply have 4 depots that manufacture and install aftermarket products countrywide.


Comm-Ply Limited


Unit 1 Lockwood House

Lockwood Way


LS11 5TQ

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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Signage technician

Level 3 (A level)

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