Artistic young apprentices are wanted to make James Bond’s favourite motor – out of clay.

Midland-based luxury carmaker Aston Martin aims to create the best of tomorrow’s automotive design talent – by recruiting clay sculpting trainees.

The brand, which has its headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, makes models of its future supercars as part of the design process.

 

And the company said the successful recruits would be trained up to create full-size clay versions of its cars by the end of their training.

Design director Marek Reichman said: “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.”

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

The two recruits will take part in a four-year apprenticeship programme starting next January with Aston Martin’s design department.

The successful candidates will join 12 other trainees already recruited across the business who are due to start work with Aston Martin in September.

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