The Young Signmaker of the Year 2016Kirsty Donald & Damian Jacobs
Damian Jacobs, who is just 24, joined Allen Signs as an apprentice six years ago and, having completed Level 2 and Level 3 of the Apprenticeship, progressed to the role of Production Manager, taking on responsibility for work scheduling and the management of difficult production and installation jobs, including a huge roll-out to 150 sites.
Kirsty Donald works at OPG and is 22. She was Scotland’s first candidate to achieve a formal Modern Apprenticeship in Sign Making. Her willingness to learn new things has helped her develop into a confident, multi-skilled employee who not only makes an effective contribution to the bottom line but also has a measurable influence in shaping the culture OPG is keen to cultivate.