Job Summary
  • Salary
    £127.50 (per week)
  • Location
    Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Sector
    Technology Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    28th March 2017
  • Employer Name
    Elliott Young Ltd
  • Distance from academy
    • 8.2 Miles
    • 18 Minutes
  • Address
    Bedford MK44 2YP, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are 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.


Typical activities
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 Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm 37.5 hours per week


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

A good knowledge of the following tools is required:
• InDesign
• Illustrator
• Photoshop

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 Qualities

An 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 Prospects

Permanent opportunity for the right candidate and progression to Level 4 available.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Bedford for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals. The qualifications consist of:
• 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)

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)