Recruit new talent in a cost effective way
Calling all businesses involved in signmaking, printing, visual display and graphic design. Is the current climate making you rethink the way your workforce operates?
Could new skills and new talent help? Especially when it comes to you in a cost effective way?
Then don’t miss out on recruiting a signmaking apprentice. This training and funding source is available only until 31st July.
Get ready for recovery
In modern signmaking, it is essential to develop a highly trained, multi-skilled and flexible workforce.
Walsall College’s Intermediate and Advanced Level Signmaking Apprenticeships focus firmly on the future of industry. They combine traditional signmaking skills with computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacture abilities.
Apprentices also familiarise themselves with materials such as self-adhesive vinyl, perspex, glass, aluminium, stainless steel and PVC.
With these 12-month programmes you can:
- capitalise further on the demand for more digital signage to enhance or replace traditional print-based hoardings
- recruit a new member of staff or upskill a colleague who can help you branch out with the design, print and display services you currently offer
- expand and/or widen your client base
- develop or work more closely with your supply chain. Collaborate on key projects with specialist graphic design, electrical engineering or construction management requirements
How Joe made the most of his Signmaking Apprenticeship
Joe Greenwood fell into signmaking by chance. Since then, taking chances led to him starting his own business, Halcyon Branding & Visual Ltd.
He established the business seven years after completing his apprenticeship through Walsall College.
“There’s a continuous lifecycle with signs,” explained Joe. “They’re used to introduce a business to everyone. And they support any advertising and marketing that happens. Anything from company expansion to new partnership deals and new products. They’re also used to advertise a business for sale and to mark the end of an era or start of a new chapter. It’s an extremely rewarding field to go in to. No day is ever the same”.
Joe now has a network of certified and trusted sign installers who he can call on at any time while he oversees his company’s creative and business operations.