Links Signs, in partnership with Crawley College, is currently offering two different full-time Apprenticeships based at our state-of-the-art Production Facility near Hastings. As an Apprentice, you will be assigned an Assessor who will visit you regularly in the workplace and work with you to ensure the skills and techniques we teach you count towards a nationally recognised Level 2 vocational qualification. You will also receive on-the-job training from a Links Signs Mentor, who will work with your Assessor to tailor your training throughout your Apprenticeship.
Our Apprenticeships last for 2 years and upon completion award a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in the relevant field. You could also be invited to join us full time upon completing an Apprenticeship.
We are currently offering 2 different Apprenticeships, both based full time at our Production Facility near Hastings. To be considered, you must satisfy our basic Apprenticeship criteria, below. You must also live close enough to be able to commute to work with us.
You will work in our Production Factory and receive mentoring from an experienced Production Specialist. You will learn many different sign making and also printing techniques, from metal fabrication, to mesh screen printing and operating large format digital printers. While learning about all the different types of signage products we produce, you will also gain an understanding of the materials used to make them. Successfully completing the 2-year Apprenticeship will make you a fully qualified Signmaker. To apply for this role, you must have:
You will work in our Drawing Office and receive mentoring from our Designer. You will learn Computer Aided Illustration and Graphic Layout skills specific to the Signage Industry, while learning about the products we produce. Successfully completing the 2-year Apprenticeship will make you a fully qualified Graphic Artworker. To apply for this role, you must have:
If you think you have what it takes, and wish to apply for one of our Apprenticeships, please send us your CV and tell us which role you are interested in. Finally, don’t be shy – make sure you also tell us a little bit about yourself. If we think you may be the person we are looking for, then we’ll invite you for an interview, so please make sure you include your contact details on your CV. Good luck!Back to News
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A pleasure to work with Links again on such a poignant programme. Delivering amazing high quality. Very much looking forward to working together again in the future.Robert Varney – Engagement Officer (North) & TfL Charities Scheme Manager
Links Signs took on the challenge to provide the awards for the first Transport for London Supplier Awards. Using products and materials that are supplied to TfL for our station signage, Links created very impressive plaques for our winners and runners up. Throughout the production process Links kept TfL up to date with images, delivery schedule and were always on hand to clarify any queries. We look forward to working with them again next year.Amanda Green – Transport for London
Link Signs provide a first class service throughout the design, production and delivery process. I worked closely with the team on a high profile project, with requirements changing on a sometimes daily basis. Links Signs went and above and beyond to meet our requirements and surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend and endorse working with Link Signs.Catherine Villegas – Project Manager, Transport for London
The team at Links Signs provide unfailing support and flexibility, which enables us to develop ambitious schemes and be confident of the highest quality results. Working with them has transformed the way we approach our exhibition design.Catherine Harvey – Hastings Museum Office & Keeper of World Art
Links Signs successfully managed a complex project overseeing the manufacture and installation of 48 panels to create a bespoke mural on the Transport for London (TfL) owned bridge and the station entrance at Northwood Hills station. Links ensured not only that all the technical and engineering requirements of TfL were met but also that the extensive colour hues specified by mural artists Gordon Collett and Cosmo Sarson were achieved. The finished result is wonderful, as summed up by Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he visited ‘My God, it’s beautiful! Did we do this? The murals – they’re sensational!’ He added: ‘I think it’s all fantastic, really imaginative. I’m very proud.’Helena Webster – Town Centre Improvements Team Manager, London Borough of Hillingdon
Links Signs are experienced, professional and offer great value for money. I know I am in safe hands when I am working with them.Mariam Zulfiqar – Freelance Curator