With Graphic Design now at the forefront of a fast-changing technological environment, Solihull College is encouraging employers to invest in training apprentices so that a future talent pool of designers can be created.
The College offers Apprenticeship pathways in Graphic Design and Web Design, which are available to existing employees or new recruits and offer great opportunities for future career progression within the design industry.
Shaun Hindle, Senior Director of Employment and Skills at Solihull College, said: “These creative Apprenticeship programmes provide organisations with the ideal opportunity to keep up-to-date with current industry demands by investing in professional training for their employees.
“The Apprenticeships also provide fantastic opportunities for career progression within the design industry and ensure apprentices develop the necessary technical skills and knowledge required by employers to increase their competitiveness and productivity.” The Apprenticeship in Graphic Design is delivered at two levels – Intermediate and Advanced. The Intermediate Level Apprentices will train as Design Assistants, Trainee Technical Illustrators or Graphic Design Assistants, and the Advanced Level Apprentices will train as Technical Illustrators, Desktop Publishing Assistants, Products Designers or Assistant Copywriters, amongst other roles.
For people with more of a technical flair, the Apprenticeship for IT Professionals (Web Design) is the ideal route to get ahead in such a fast-emerging market.
Delivered at three levels – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher – the Apprenticeship allows learners to understand the fundamentals of IT whilst specialising in website development and design.
Shaun added: “We are currently working with a number of local organisations including Melville Exhibitions and Netserve to deliver these exciting Apprenticeship programmes, and we are keen to support other businesses within the industry to ensure they provide high quality training and developing to their employees.”
To find out more about the range of Apprenticeship programmes delivered by Solihull College call the Employer Services Team on 0121 678 7181 or visit www.solihull.ac.uk.