Apprenticeship Career Paths

The Sign and Graphic Design industry needs people who are creative, well organised, practical and enthusiastic to fill a big range of traineeships and apprenticeships. People who are computer literate with strong creative skills, to design signage and prepare them for manufacturing. People to take the sign manufacturing process and transform it into finished products ready to be installed.

Today’s sign manufacturing and graphic design industry is a modern one with emphasis on computerised operation at all stages of production. Businesses operate anywhere from small shops with 5 to 10 staff up to much larger establishments. Skilled operators are needed in abundance in these Industries and offer good financial gain. As well as good opportunities of advancement with in established businesses it is one of the easiest industries to become your own boss and own your own company. The qualifications you earn in the sign and graphic industries can gain you employment in most parts of the world if you decide you wish to travel.

Career growth in the sign and graphics industries can take many forms. As mentioned above you can decide to continue in the production side either as an employee or as the owner of your own business. Alternatively you can use your industry training to move into senior management, sales or production management. Many of the senior executives of companies supplying goods and services to the sign, graphics, engraving and printing industries began their careers as trainees or apprentices.

The signage and graphics industries offer many fantastic career choices that can be entered in the way that suits you best – as a work experience student, a school-based trainee, a full-time trainee or as a full-time apprentice.