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Applelec supports apprentices

Applelec supports apprentices


Applelec’s warehouse operative Sam Lumb has further developed his sign industry career with the completion of a one-year apprenticeship in signmaking at Leeds College of Building.

The part-time course, which was the last of its kind to be held at the college, covered six modules, including self-adhesive materials, sign-making software, vinyl plotter and graphic printer training. A key element of the course was training on self -adhesive materials with projects focusing on the selection of the most appropriate adhesive and method of application.

In addition, students were also required to follow a hypothetical brief, such as a project set by Coca Cola that stipulated the use of Sign Lab software and also required them to adhere to the specific constricts dictated by corporate guidelines.

A further module enabled Sam to present the work he had completed whilst employed at Applelec.  Commenting on the course he said: ‘Everything will prove invaluable throughout my career, while my improved practical skills, combined with my ability to follow briefs and work within specified timeframes, has already proved very useful at Applelec!”

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