This Apprenticeship covers all the main design areas, 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. While each industry requires specific skills, all designers work to come up with a concept that both serves a purpose and looks good. It’s a challenging and creative role.
The nature of your Design Apprenticeship will depend on your employer but you could work in one of four major areas: graphic and multimedia design in the media industry; interior design as well as construction-related industries including kitchen and bathroom design; fashion and textile design in the clothing and fabric manufacturing industries; and product design in the manufacturing industries, from packaging to furniture design.
As an apprentice, you could work for a design firm or a non-design business that uses designers in part of its operations (for example, a textile manufacturer).
You’ll assist a designer or design team and build specialist skills. This Apprenticeship focuses on the more artistic design roles and doesn’t include job roles in engineering or technical design.
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
- Design Assistant/Trainee
- Trainee Technical Illustrator
- Trainee Technical Graphic Design Assistant
- Junior Artworker
Advanced Level Apprenticeships
- Desktop Publishing Assistant
- Technical Illustrator
- Junior Graphic Designer
- Junior Product Designer
- Assistant Copywriter
Last Updated: 17/03/2014