Signmaking Apprenticeship

Torque Signage Ltd
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Signmaking Apprenticeship

‚ÄćAbout the Employer

MŇć Te Kaitukumahi¬†

Torque  Signage have a skilled in-house team of experienced, multi-talented senior  signwriters and application specialists who are confident, reliable and  passionate when it comes to brand application.  With over 40+ years of combined experience  in the trade, they each bring a wealth of knowledge to Torque.

From design creativity, fabrication, production process and installation methods,  our team of experts believe it is their responsibility for ensuring our  customers brand is getting nothing but the best exposure it deserves.

Our team live and breathe signage, they are seriously passionate about what they do  which helps to create an even more enjoyable and lasting experience for customers.


About the Opportunity  

MŇć Te Huarahi ¬†

Provide (including learning to provide) high quality  signage services, ensuring jobs are completed as outlined in the job brief  and to required timeframes.

 Carry out technical tasks  as required, which may include:

  • Mount ¬†boards manually or with aid from a mounting machine
  • Applying ¬†vehicle graphics and graphics onto other substrates
  • Fabricate ¬†signage elements including ACM fascias, lightboxes, 3D signs and other ¬†graphic elements with correct and best fit practices
  • Using ¬†vinyl cutter and related software, including opening and resizing cut files ¬†from job sheets and outputting correctly
  • Produce ¬†and install general signage elements as required
  • When working on site, positively represent the company in everything you do


About You          


  • Signwriting experience valued, but not essential.
  • Awareness and understanding of solid safety practices
  • Good communication skills (with clients and colleagues)
  • Capable of self-managing projects from conception to completion and fully understanding a brief
  • Takes pride in all work that is carried out
  • Quality Control and eye for detail
  • Works well under pressure
  • Self-motivated and reliable to work alone
  • A team player that gets on with their job, and supports others in their job too
  • Shows initiative, drive, passion and develops skills
  • Flexible, approachable and able to problem solve
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment!


NgńĀ HńĀora ¬†

8.30 ‚Äď 5 pm ¬†- some overtime may be required



Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Signmaking (Level 4) with optional strands in Traditional Signwriting, Three-Dimensional Sign Fabrication, and Digital Signage


Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of workplace health and safety to sign making.
  • Design signs using knowledge of layout, typography and colour.
  • Create and manipulate graphic files for sign production using software.
  • Manufacture signs, graphics and displays using a range of signmaking materials.
  • Fabricate a range of materials and apply vector cut graphics to produce flat board signs using signmaking tools, machinery and equipment.
  • Laminate and apply films to a variety of flat, textured, simple and compound curved surfaces.
  • Produce signs using a range of surface preparation, layout and painting techniques.
  • Produce printed output for sign production using digital print technology.
  • Produce illuminated signs using LED and fluorescent sign lighting.
  • Install a variety of interior and exterior sign types safely using knowledge of fixings and fastenings, building substrates, waterproofing envelopes and working at heights.

Graduates of the Traditional Signwriting strand will also be able to:

  • Write signs using hand lettering, metal gilding an airbrush rendering techniques.


Graduates of the Three-Dimensional Sign Fabrication strand will also be able to:

  • Fabricate three-dimensional sign components utilising a variety of tools, machines and technology.


Graduates of the Digital Signage strand will also be able to:

  • Produce digital signage promotion using digital signage hardware, networking systems, and content production and management software.



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Date Posted
April 12, 2022
Print, Packaging and Signmaking