Imagine a career in the Sign & Graphic Industry

The graphic design and sign manufacturing industry, also includes the router, engraving, laser and fabrication industries, and is without a doubt one of the largest manufacturing sectors in Australia. The industry has over 7,600 businesses. The value of production is worth many billions of dollars. In an industry this big there are many great career opportunities available almost anywhere in Australia.

Signage is everywhere you look and we could not exist without it. To use a quote commonly used by one of our esteemed Sign Manufacturers, “A Business without a Sign is a sign of no Business”. Here are just a few ideas of what the Signage and Graphic Industries produce. Business signs, LED signs, neon signs, vehicle print design and wrapping, fabricated letters, company and government coats of arms, window graphics, stage settings, flags, banners, advertising billboards, road signs, directory signs, safety signs, logos, stickers, labels, company seals, rubber stamps, trophies, promotional products, jewellery, label making, stainless steel plates, the coins we use every day and thousands more which are too many to mention.

The Graphic Design and Sign Manufacturing industries need people with many different skills and abilities to take on a range of apprenticeships and traineeships. You may be a practical, hands-on type, or you may be a more creative type, or both, but as long as you are well organised and enthusiastic there are numerous opportunities for you.

The industry needs people with practical skills to manage and control the Sign Manufacturing process where hands-on skills and a certain amount of creativity merge as one. People with similar abilities are needed to manufacture and install the finished Signage product. The sign industry uses computers for most of the manufacturing and design process so for people with some computer literacy and strong creative skills there are careers in designing signage and preparing them for manufacture.

There’s an apprenticeship or traineeship that is sure to suit your plans for your future.