Graphic Design Apprenticeship

Are you ready to take the first step?

With a proven track record of developing local talent, we are now on the lookout for a talented apprentice designer to join our growing team.

About us

Umber Creative is a design, print and web development agency based in Hull. Established in 2010, Umber offers an honest, reliable, approachable and, most importantly, practical service to customers.

We have grown into a tight knit team of creative and development professionals who believe in quality service and giving the best advice for the customer. As a team we have extensive knowledge of delivering services online and offline with solutions being provided daily to local and national customers, from all kinds of industries.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative apprentice designer. The ideal candidate will have a passion for design, good communication skills, an enthusiastic desire to learn, a good level of English, and the ability to listen and act on instruction.

We provide full training - so although not essential, a knowledge of any of Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop would be beneficial. The role may also, over time, include working alongside the web-development team, so any knowledge of Figma / XD, HTML or CSS would be welcome, but not required.


We take apprenticeships seriously and we will be working with Hull College to ensure the chosen candidate has all the knowledge, skill, confidence and opportunity to have a long and fruitful career with Umber Creative.

Our track record speaks for itself, we have started the careers of several members of the creative industry with previous staff members qualified, trained and going on to be fully employed.

Desirable skills

  • Good level of English
  • Basic Art or Design skills at GCSE level
  • Appreciation of typography and its application in design
  • The ability to work effectively, independently & collaboratively
  • Good presentation skills
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop

What our apprentices say

"As a 16 year old fresh out of school and trying to find the best path to take for my career, the Umber Creative Apprenticeship was the perfect choice. I simply cannot recommend it enough - it was hugely valuable to my future.

I was never great at learning by being talked at, so Umber gave me the opportunity to get hands-on and dive straight into the world of Graphic Design and Advertising. It taught me that quality comes first over everything else, and you need to push out of your comfort zone to get the best out of your abilities.

I felt like Umber really cared about my wellbeing and was always there to guide me along the way. With the right attitude towards putting the work in, your skills will develop in leaps and bounds.

Even better, Umber always tries to give apprentices a full-time job at the end of their course. I worked for them for six years, before moving on to work at other major Advertising agencies in cities including Melbourne and London. And there's no doubt, the skills I learnt at Umber still help me to be successful today."

Kara Dawson, 29

Project Manager, RAPP UK London

How to apply

To apply for this apprenticeship, please email your CV/Portfolio to, or click the apply button below.

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Our Home

Umber Creative bought and renovated its offices on St Marks Square in 2016 to give a permanent home for the company - we affectionately nickname it ‘Umber Towers’.

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