The Design Support apprenticeship role and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• The preparation of plans, from rough copy to professionally presented 2D and 3D visuals
• Calculation of safety surfacing to conform to the required safety standards (BS EN 1176/1177)
• To work confidently and communicate with design/operations/sales to ensure projects are completed on time
• To prepare project files to be uploaded to our CRM system, and complete associated digital and paper based administrative work
• As part of a small team you will from time to time need to answer the phone and speak to our customers and suppliers
Please provide a portfolio demonstrating your creative abilities.
- Confident communicator
- A proactive approach to your own learning
- Great problem-solving skills
- Focus and work ethic
There are no formal qualification requirements for entry although a GCSE in Art and Design or experience in a creative role would help you.
The college will carry out an initial assessment with you to help ascertain suitability for the programme, but the fundamental entry condition is your employer's and College’s confidence in your ability to thrive and achieve your potential as a Design Support Apprentice.
If minimum conditions are not met, we will consider candidates that demonstrate a clear commitment and aptitude at interview and initial assessment.
May lead to permanent employment for the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship or apply to progress to a Level 3 apprenticeship.
Things to consider
This is essentially an Online Course which means you can remain in your workplace but will have a regular time-tabled conference call each week that normally last 30 to 40 minutes. Most students do also attend a one day, college workshop each term to meet other students, share ideas and review progress. You will have access to a computer with a webcam and headphones. You will be provided with conference software and will be able to show and receive work during your conference with the tutor. Your tutor will send you an email after each conference to highlight main points discussed or action needed. Driving Licence preferable but not essential. Bus access depends on your route of travel, from 5 – 24 minute walk from the office. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.