Job DescriptionAre you interested in creative design? Do you have any experience or knowledge in using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign? This is a fantastic opportunity to indulge your creative beast in a fun and supportive environment, where you will learn about all aspects of Graphic Design!
The role: Apprentice Graphic Designer
An Apprentice designer will be ready to develop their existing skills by working with senior creative staff on a range of ambitious and innovative projects. Responsible for helping to drive the creative direction of campaigns, an understanding of typography, layout, animation and art direction will be needed to help the team produce the best work possible.
The specific details of an Apprentice designer’s role will vary depending on the job being worked on at the time, but common activities include:
- Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas
- Producing attractive and effective designs for all media
- Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback
- Liaising effectively with clients and other team members
Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects
(Full training and support will be provided as part of the 12 month Apprenticeship)
Working WeekMonday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm 37.5 hours per week
Requirements & Prospects
QualificationsIdeally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)
Desired SkillsA good knowledge of the following tools is required:
Communication is a big part of the job, so the Apprentice designer must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. Keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends is also key when moving towards promotion and recognition.
Personal QualitiesAn Apprentice designer needs a wide range of design and creative capabilities. These include:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Adeptness with leading design software packages (creative cloud)
• A determination to achieve and succeed
• The ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
• The ability to see projects through from inception to production
• Consistency regardless of project size
• Good organisational skills that support the rest of the team
• The motivation to maintain and improve design standards
• The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve
From time-to-time an Apprentice designer may need to work hours that aren’t typical, so a flexible approach is needed to get the best from the job.
Future ProspectsPermanent opportunity for the right candidate and progression to Level 4 available.
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)