The Role

  • Are you a confident and self-motivated person who is willing to learn?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity which will fund you to attend training courses and obtain qualifications to further your long-term career?
  • Can you work on your own initiative and with minimum supervision?
  • If you answered yes, we want to hear from you.

    Wandsworth is a busy and diverse inner London borough which is growing rapidly with a mobile and demanding population. The Highways Sign Shop section requires a Trainee Sign Shop Technician within its busy shop, to carry out all duties associated with the manufacture of signage, for the use on the public highway along with various other areas.

    They are a forward-thinking team who are supportive of each other both personally and professionally.

    You will:

  • Learn to produce and fabricate signs and other traffic related products using the correct materials.
  • Contribute to a strong and highly valued Sign Shop Service with the fabrication of signs and installation.
  • Maintain records of completed works and accurately record any amendments. 
  • Use electrical and mechanical tools and plant to cut, shape and assemble signs.
  • About you:

  • You will be reliable and flexible in work approach, able to listen and follow instructions.
  • You will be willing to learn working in a busy sign shop environment.
  • You will be able to work without supervision or part of a team and carry out heavy manual tasks involving lifting, handling materials and equipment.
  • You will be computer literate, and able to use computer programmes proficiently and input data accurately.
  • A driving licence would be an advantage.
  • You will be willing to ride an electric bike around the Borough installing Posters
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills associated with this role including the use of computer programs. Please note that there will be a practical evaluation as part of the interview process.

    For an informal discussion please contact Ian Parkes, Sign Shop Manager, Tel: 020 8871 6240 or 07312-269523

    At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first.

    We also offer a generous holiday allowance (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

    In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

    Indicative Recruitment Timeline

    Closing Date: 23rd September 2022

    Shortlisting Date : 30th September 2022

    Interview Date:  7th October 2022

    Useful Information:

    The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

    Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

    We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

    Important Information:

    Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

    Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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