Engineering Sign Apprentice


Gateshead, NE11 0BP

Closes in 7 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 July 2024


We are looking for 1 x engineering operative apprentice to join our team on the Team Valley in Gateshead. You will gain a wide and varied understanding of sign manufacturing along with an understanding of CNC, operating routers and assembly.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 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
Engineering operative (level 2)
Monday between 08:00 – 16:30 and Tuesday to Friday between 08:00 – 16:00.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 2 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

You will work towards an Engineering Operative level 2 standard.

All apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship must achieve:

Mandatory qualifications: 

  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills) Level 2
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) Level 2

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

Where you’ll work

Redforrest House Queens Court North Earlsway Team Valley


NE11 0BP


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

Engineering operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents

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.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • english and maths (grade grade 4 minimum)

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
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative

About this company

This is a very successful sign design, manufacturer and installation company. Astley produces large structural signage for commercial offices, petrol stations, supermarkets and many other commercial and industrial applications. They offer a concept-to-completion solution, supporting brands with every element of their brand messaging from sign design right through to manufacture, installation and maintenance. Alongside working directly with amazing brands, they also support contractors such as architects and developers with their own branding projects, helping translate their designs into award-winning spaces. As a purely UK based manufacturer they are passionate about supporting local recruitment and keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum, working efficiently from 2 production facilities (Gateshead, Kettering) and utilising a further 2 storage and logistics sites (Leeds, Glasgow). (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

Full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship.

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The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262549.

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Closes in 7 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

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