On site conditions vary considerably, and signwriters may work indoors or outdoors, on scaffolding or ladders, and sometimes in physically awkward positions, depending on the nature of the job. Employment opportunities exist in signwriting firms and government departments, but with extensive business training behind you, you can also venture into self employment. Being your own boss, points out that there is, ''enormous potential to be self employed.'' But be cautious, small business training is essential. It will largely be up to these self employed individuals to generate business for themselves. This is very much an industry where the ability to promote one's skills is really important and you'll need to be prepared to 'get out there' and promote your work to interested individuals. Although running your own business can be stressful, the hours are more flexible, but average 42.1 hours per week. The capabilities of self employed signwriters will invariably have to include keeping up to date with the latest industry trends, bookkeeping, customer service and advertising skills.
For further information, contact:
Master Painters Australia
South Australia Association
PO Box 2435 Burnside SA 5066
Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mobile: 0414 351 756