Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the signmaking sector.
The signmaking process involves many diverse skills, from graphic design through to electrical engineering and incorporates materials such as perspex, vinyl, plastic, metal and glass.
You’ll learn a range of skills including how to:
- design signs
- prepare different types of surfaces
- cut out and build plastics into letters and logos
- use digital technologies
- install signs
The nature of your work will vary with the employer, but it could involve machining, joining, engraving, etching, hand decorating, spray-painting and screen-printing.
Types of apprenticeships
There are 2 types of signmaker apprenticeships.
Intermediate level apprenticeships
You’ll train as a signmaker/installer.
Advanced level apprenticeships
You’ll take on more the more specialised role of a signmaker/technician.
Apply for a signmaker apprenticeship
You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:
- 16 or over
- eligible to work in England
- not in full-time education