Apprentice Signage Technician and Fitter Dock Street Signs

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a small but rapidly expanding signage and print company. The candidate will be fully trained in all aspects of print preparation, print production, signage manufacture and installation. We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and practically minded individual to become a key member of the Dock Street Signs team.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,520.00

    £260 per week.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; 9.00am - 5.00pm. Breaks to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000213228

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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
  • Mount vinyl onto Foamex/ACM/Acrylic
  • Quality control and packing jobs for despatch and installation
  • Survey client sites for sign requirements and sizes
  • Installation of small signs and vinyl as a one-person team
  • Assist in bigger signage installations as part of a two-person team

The training you will be getting

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 Dock Street Signs 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The aim is for the individual to become a permanent member of the Dock Street Signs 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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Driving licence is required as the position will involve travelling to sites in work vehicles and working outdoors in all weathers. Some heavy lifting will be required. The candidate must be comfortable working at height, as throughout the apprenticeship you will be required to use ladders, scaffold towers (assisted) and powered access (assisted).

About the employer

We are a small but rapidly growing signage and printing company based in Kirkstall, Leeds. We produce and install a huge variety of signs including printed vinyl, cut vinyl, window vinyl, tray signs, illuminated signs, Foamex, ACM, projection signs and much more. We work with the very smallest of independent businesses up to large multinationals and can help with design, planning, signage production and installation.

Employer

Dock Street Signs

Address

Unit 7 Cardigan Mills

Lennox Road

Leeds

LS4 2BL

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Training

Training provider

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Lucy Kirkbride

lucy.kirkbride@bpif.org.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Signage technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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