Sussex signage technician apprentice celebrates graduation 

The Sussex Sign Company is celebrating the achievement of one of its apprentices. Tristan Miller, who joined the company in 2021, has completed his level 3 signage technician apprenticeship with a distinction. 

Three years of learning and development 

Tristan’s apprenticeship was designed to provide hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in signage creation and installation.  

Over his training, he showed exceptional dedication, skill, and a passion for learning, earning the respect of colleagues and mentors.  

Norman Mayhew, managing director of The Sussex Sign Company, praised Tristan’s achievement, stating, “With his talent, passion, and now this prestigious qualification, I have no doubt that Tristan is destined for an amazing career in the sign industry.” 

What does a signage technician apprenticeship involve? 

Tristan’s training at Walsall College combined practical experience with academic coursework, equipping him with the necessary skills for his role and preparing him for future leadership positions. Apprentices learn to use various machines, tools, and equipment, diagnose issues, and ensure high-quality products and services. 

Tristan’s reflections 

When asked about his favourite part of the job, Tristan highlighted the satisfaction of seeing a project through from start to finish: 

“Seeing the process completed, I get to see a design through from a computer screen to creating it, into a physical product and installing it in a client’s workspace,” he said. “Being told that a client is thrilled to see it. It’s that satisfaction of installing the sign and the client saying, ‘that looks fantastic – thank you so much!’ It’s very rewarding.” 

What comes after an apprenticeship? 

Now a fully qualified sign maker, Tristan will transition into a full-time role in the print and production department.  

As Norman Mayhew, managing director, said, “The sky is the limit for [Tristan], and I cannot wait to see the incredible signage solutions he will create and his impact in this dynamic field. Tristan’s future is extraordinarily bright.” 

Image: The Sussex Sign Company 
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