Trainee Signmaker

Simply Stripes Signmakers

Simply Stripes Signmakers are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as a Trainee Signmaker. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations.

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    40.75 hours per week

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    Spennymoor, DL16 6JF

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    14 months


  • Preparing graphics and print to be assembled into signs or vehicle liveries
  • Production of vinyl stickers and graphics to apply to various materials and vehicles
  • General factory housekeeping/stores/rubbish/general tidiness


  • Must be good with hands
  • Practical skills
  • Good at spelling
  • Good attention to detail


  • Attentive
  • Willing to learn
  • Polite and can work well within a small friendly team.


The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations is a great route for anyone wanting to pursue a career, this programme gives apprentices a first step on the career ladder and an opportunity to progress to further qualifications and skills.


This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills.Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 

Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a matching recruitment service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.


The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).