Apprentice Structural Designer DELTA DISPLAY LIMITED

A brilliant opportunity has arisen to join our creative, friendly, and dynamic Structural Design Team. If you're hard working and willing to learn and want to develop your career in a market leading business, we want to hear from you. The Apprentice will be working with and assisting other desgners within the structural design department

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    40 Hours over Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice Sample Coordinator will be working with and assisting other designers within the structural design department. The role will cover the day to day running of the sample room.

This includes various duties and responsibilities, which include sample making, printing, cutting, finishing and assembly and final photography of unprinted and printed full colour prototypes; of various complexity for clients/production approval. What will the apprentice be doing? Describe what an average day or week will be like and what tasks they could be doing. 

Role Overview:

  • To cover day to day running of the sample room
  • The position will cover various duties and responsibilities, to feature sample making, printing, cutting, finishing and assembly and final photography of unprinted and printed full colour prototypes; of various complexity for clients/production approval
  • Learning to identify issues with the design and print
  • Building relationships with the design team and production
  • The candidate who also be responsible for the cleaning and maintaining of the sample room, also keeping the materials fully stocked


  • Maintaining and running of flatbed digital printer Checking Colour Consistency and Matching to Pantone Colours Cutting and assembling prototypes
  • Photographing for Client approval & Assembly guides
  • To build good relations not only in the team, but across all departments Follow day to day instructions given out by your Line Manager Develop, understand, and follow company procedures, and have an understanding of the procedures throughout the rest of the organisation
  • General day to day support to the rest of the team
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Always ensure a clean and tidy work environment
  • Ensure equipment is maintained to the highest standard
  • Work to understand the materials in the Sample Room Work to assist the designers
  • Liaising across various departments, including shipping and transport

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 2 Print Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours
  • You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available and training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your individual needs and business needs. Most training and studying will be a combination of site-based and remote delivery
  • Candidates who do not have the required level of maths and/or English will be required to complete functional skills as part of their apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression would take the Apprentice into a Structural Designer role. Within the Structural Design Department we also have Senior and Principal Designer roles which the Apprentice can grow into as they develop their career. There are also various other career progression routes within our Print, Production or Operational teams that the individual can move into

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Number skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

The Delta Group is a major visual communications group, specialising in the design, print and fulfilment of promotional marketing materials. Our aim is to innovate, progress and evolve our clients' marketing campaigns to give stand-out in a crowded market. We're owner-managed and independent, leading small teams of influential thinkers, meaning that we have the agility of a small business but the resources of a large one. Our belief is that in a changing industry, we must be a company that can change with it.




Delta Display

Unit 25

I O Centre, Lea Road


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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