Signage Technician Apprentice SIGN MAKERS UK (KENT) LTD

This is a great opportunity for the right enthusiastic and creative person to become part of our creative and growing signage company. No experience required – we will provide training through an apprenticeship scheme. You will join the organisation as a Signage technician apprentice and learn all aspects and elements of design and installation.

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Closing date: 20 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    You will be paid the national apprentice wage for the first 6 months. Your progress will then be reviewed with the possibility of a pay increase.

    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

    Our working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4:30pm with 30mins for lunch. We do provide evening and weekend services to our clients, so the candidate must be prepared to work these on occasion when required.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000238429

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Through online learning and a hands-on approach you will be trained in all aspects of signage. Providing all signage services in house, you will be taught how to use a variety of printing equipment, software, manufacturing equipment such as a CNC route, as well as installation of all types of signage. Including; vinyl graphics on to rigid boards, walls, windows and vehicles, 3D letter signage, all types of illuminated signage.

We offer a range of signage services, so day to day tasks can very, but will always include a handful of the below

  • Designing signage of all kinds
  • Digital printing and vinyl cutting
  • Print finishing (lamination and aplimask)
  • Installation of vinyl to boards, walls, windows or vehicles
  • Using manufacturing equipment such as CNC routers
  • Installation of physical signage on site to buildings
  • Working at height
  • Use of specialist power tools to manufacture and install signage

The training you will be getting

  • The apprenticeship training is undertaken via online learning in the office and is a Level 3 Signage Technician Apprenticeship qualification.
  • Weekly online training
  • Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Subject to successfully completing the apprenticeship, the candidate will receive a full-time employment within our signage business.
  • After the apprenticeship there are many different avenues available within our business. Everything from signage design, vehicle wrapping, signage fabrication, installation and signage project management.
  • We are a diverse signage company and have many areas that you can specialise in within our business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

The job does entail working off ladders, scaffolding and access platforms. It is important that the candidate is not too afraid of heights. Every day is different so we could be working in doors one day and outside the next.

About the employer

We are a fun and creative signage company with great scope for growth. We offer all services in house which allows us to provide the highest quality signage possible. We provide services for small local businesses all the way up to national franchises and county councils. This means our work is varied, keeping us on our toes forever innovating. We value the social and team building side of work, with regular work socials, team meetings and events.

Employer

SIGN MAKERS UK (KENT) LTD

Address

Unit 5

Hawkwell Business Centre

Maidstone Road

TN2 4AG

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

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

Kerry Hall

khall@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 657000

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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