Design

Design

“Taking creative ideas from inception to implementation, and producing a range of artwork and products to a brief”

This apprenticeship covers much of design, from graphics to product design. Design is a broad term, and designers can work in a range of industries including fashion, furniture, manufacturing and media. All designers work to come up with a concept that both serves a purpose and looks good. It’s a challenging and creative role. As an intermediate apprentice, you’ll take on a junior or assistant role, such as trainee technical illustrator. You’ll work as part of a team, supporting designers with the design and production of projects, including leaflets, stationery, brochures, logos and packaging. You’ll assist with briefs, produce marketing material or liaise with technical staff from other departments. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll train as a desktop publishing assistant, technical illustrator, junior product designer or assistant copywriter. Working online and offline, in print-based materials and other media, you’ll learn to take projects from initial brief through to completion.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, DT and ICT

Entry requirements: Prior experience or qualifications in any creative industry supported by a portfolio of work that can be used as evidence

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk