Signs Express (Sheffield) is part of the UK’s largest signage and graphics organisation and has an impressive portfolio of customers, covering Sheffield and Rotherham as well as throughout the UK.
Our products and services include vehicle graphics, exterior signs, interior signs, window graphics, exhibition displays, PVC banners, plaques, labels and stickers, health & safety signs.
Our products are supplied into many sectors including retail, schools & colleges, manufacturing companies, public bodies, museums and art galleries, healthcare, promotional displays, general offices and businesses, and exhibition/events.
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A golden opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Sign maker to work alongside our experienced staff learning all aspects of the business including the preparation and application of vinyl graphics onto signs, vehicles, windows etc. You will also be involved with the installation of signs at customers’ premises plus other tasks as required.
An exciting and extremely varied opportunity in a supportive family run business.
Our chief aim is to help the right person to develop their creative/design skills and practical expertise to become an excellently skilled signmaker. As your career progresses you will have the opportunity to develop into new roles with greater responsibility and play an increasingly key part within a developing and growing business. In return, we ask for commitment to your studies and to use this role within the company to gain the necessary experience and skills required by your course and to perform and contribute within a fast-moving and dynamic environment.
We are looking for someone with:
- Creativity and imagination with the personal drive and ambition to succeed
- Ability to work on own initiative and contribute suggestions for improvement
- Able to work on their own or in a team
- Good computer skills.
- Knowledge of Illustrator & Photoshop or similar design software would be an advantage
- Good practical aptitude and able to use tools and equipment
- Flexibility and able to learn new techniques
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to discuss requirements with clients
- A driving license would be useful but not essential
Training is provided via your apprenticeship program delivered via the relevant educational institution and supported by the key responsibilities and activities of this role. We expect you to attend all required classes and successfully complete all the relevant coursework, tests, assessments and exams relating to the apprenticeship program.
This vacancy would suit a motivated person who wants an exciting career in this creative industry.
Uniform workwear will be provided as well as Safety equipment.
Full ongoing training will be given.
You will need to demonstrate you have the right to reside and work in the UK for the period of your apprenticeship and employment.
The hours of work are normally 40 hours a week, 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. You will be issued with a contract of employment, which includes accrued paid holidays.
Salary of £4.00 per hour which is above the national minimum wage as per the UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme criteria.