Signage Technician – Production & Installation Apprentice


Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5PJ

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

Posted on 26 April 2024


Excellent opportunity to work within a well-established sign making business covering the production of a wide range of signage. This is a great position for an eager individual to learn all aspects of signage production within a friendly & welcoming team.

Annual wage
£16,640 a year

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

Training course
Signage technician (level 3)
37.75 8.30am - 5.00pm Mon - Fri.

37 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, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Signage Apprenticeship Standard. The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours. Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both your employer and BPIF Training to achieve the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship through a structured training plan. You will be assigned a training coordinator who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure that you have the best training and support available. Most training and studying will be a combination of regular site-based visits at the employer's premises and remote delivery. Candidates without the required level of maths and English will be required to complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship.

Where you’ll work

1 Raynham Close

Bishop's Stortford

CM23 5PJ


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)
    • Maths (grade 4)

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


    • Attention to detail
    • Communication skills
    • Initiative
    • Logical
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    We are looking for candidates who have a positive attitude, are motivated, are reliable and have good time keeping.

    About this company

    First Signs & Labels is an established sign making company based in Bishops Stortford, producing signs & labels through a range of production methods including, digital print, large format print, routing, engraving & screen printing.

    After this apprenticeship

    The successful candidate will be given the opportunity of full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship if a position is available and all competency criteria has been met. This would lead onto the possibility to specialise into a specific area of sign/label manufacturing/installation.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000247431.

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

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