Dec 16, in About The Jobs

Sign writers design, manufacture and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats, vehicles and structures. This apprenticeship takes 4 years to complete.

Duties May Include:

  • talk to clients to find out their requirements
  • select suitable materials for signs such as timber, plastic, metal or glass
  • prepare surfaces & mix oil paint, enamel, plastic paint, poster colour or varnish
  • sketch letters or draw with a template, paint the background & then paint the sign
  • create two-dimensional or three-dimensional lettering and graphics, using computer-operated machinery
  • design wall murals, screen prints, gold-leaf work and custom-vehicle art

Personal Requirements:

  • interest and ability in drawing and design
  • willing to work at heights
  • good eyesight and colour vision
  • good at spelling

Education & Training:

  • Minimum year 10 with good results in English and Maths

For more information please contact:

Phone: 1800 297 762
Fax: (02) 9831 3849