Guildford, United Kingdom – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the launch of the Signify and Illuminated River Project Apprenticeship by the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills. The Apprenticeship is part of Signify’s work with the Illuminated River project to illuminate up to 15 bridges on the River Thames, in what will be the longest public art commission in the world, led by the Illuminated River Foundation.
The Signify and Illuminated River Project Apprenticeship will be divided into three core elements from 2019 to 2022. The successful apprentice will divide his or her time between: studying towards a qualification such as engineering through Signify’s educational partner, the Farnborough College of Technology; supporting work exclusively dedicated to the Illuminated River project; and working across other exciting lighting projects within Signify’s UK and Ireland business. This will help them to develop their learning and knowledge, all while earning recognised external qualifications. The Apprenticeship is fully paid, with the starting salaries sitting at £15,000 (for those below 20 years old), and £17,000 (for those over 20 years old). Also, the chosen apprentice will receive the same benefits as permanent employees, including pension contributions and annual bonuses.