Apprentice Signage Technician and Fitter

Dock Street Signs

Leeds, LS4 2BL

Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 23 November 2023


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.

Annual wage
£13,520 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Signage technician (level 3)
Monday - Friday; 9.00am - 5.00pm. Breaks to be confirmed

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

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.

Where you’ll work

Unit 7 Cardigan Mills

Lennox Road




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Signage technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Interpret information, for example customer briefs, specifications and work instructions.
  • Conduct site survey.
  • Calculate costs and prepare quotations.
  • Plan and schedule work.
  • Prepare for signage work.
  • Use graphic design software to design signage.
  • Create pre-fabrication files/instructions.
  • Select and use materials and components.
  • Assemble signs.
  • Trim, clean and add fixing features to signage such as eyelets, hinges and brackets, as required.
  • Protect materials and signs to prevent damage during manufacture, transportation and storage.
  • Apply, install or erect signs.
  • Check signage materials and products against quality requirements.
  • Identify and document risks and hazards in the workplace; advise on and apply control measures.
  • Comply with health and safety regulations and requirements.
  • Comply with organisational and statutory environmental and sustainability considerations: safe disposal of waste, recycling of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Select, set up, complete pre-checks and operate sign-making machinery, tools and equipment.
  • Maintain work area, tools and equipment for example, charge batteries and sharpen blades.
  • Use access equipment in the installation process, for example ladders, fixed and mobile platforms.
  • Communicate with colleagues and/or stakeholders – verbal, written or electronic; use industry terminology.
  • Complete documentation for example job sheets, maintenance records.
  • Rectify or report issues.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C or equivalent)
    • Maths (grade 4/C or equivalent)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    Other requirements

    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 this company

    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. (opens in new tab)

    After this 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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Lucy Kirkbride

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000213228.

    Apply now

    Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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