Aston Martin looking for clay sculpting apprentices

Aston Martin looking for clay sculpting apprentices

Aston Martin has announced that it is recruiting two clay sculpting apprentices for a four-year apprenticeship program that begins in January 2015.



The company, based at Gaydon in Warwickshire, is aiming to add two new apprentices to the 12 already recruited across the business and due to start work in September this year.

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept - Clay Model

Above: clay model of the DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Clay Modeling at Aston MartinThe apprenticeships on offer present will offer the chance to develop the practical skills required to become a professional car design clay sculptor, with the opportunity to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship.

By the end of this programme, they will be able to take a design from initial concept to an accurate full-size model of the final car for both the exterior and interior.

The apprenticeship programme will be delivered in-house in partnership with Walsall College through formal learning at the company’s Technical Academy at Gaydon and knowledge and skills within the workplace.

Job requirements

The ideal applicants should have creative flare, a good eye for proportion, be enthusiastic and passionate about the Aston Martin brand, whilst having the ability to tackle problems and challenges in an innovative manner.

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept - Clay ModelQualification requirements for applicants include five GCSEs at grade ‘C’ and above. These must include Maths, English, Science and a related subject such as Art.

Clay modeling at Aston Martin

The expansion to include Clay Sculpting within the apprenticeship programme is a new direction for Aston Martin and demonstrates the importance that the company places on developing the next generation of top-class automotive talent.

Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “A skilled clay sculptor has the ability to turn a 2D sketch into 3D life-size reality.

“Clay sculpting remains an integral part of the design process at Aston Martin and is vital in helping the Design Team visualise future models.

“We’re looking for creative young people with a keen interest in the motor industry and a passion for all things Aston Martin.

“This is an incredible opportunity for talented and ambitious individuals to join one of the world’s most respected automotive design teams and work on new cars that, I’m sure, will be admired around the world.”

For details of how to apply for an apprenticeship, please visit www.astonmartin.com/careers/apprenticeships.

You can find mor automotive design jobs in our dedicated section.

(Source: Aston Martin)

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