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Trainee / junior art / puppet department roles

Trainee / junior art / puppet department roles

locationBristol, UK
ExpiresExpires: 25/06/2022
Creative and Design
Fixed term contract

Closing date: 24th June 2022 at 11.59pm

Full Time: 40 hours per week, 9am – 6pm per day with an hour unpaid lunch

Contracts: Trainee - 3 months fixed term contract, Junior - 12 months fixed term contract with 3 months’ probationary period

Start date: Late July/early August 2022 

Location: Aztec West


Come work for Aardman! We’re expanding our Art and Puppet departments to support the creation of our exciting new feature film.

These Trainee/Junior positions are great opportunities to obtain hands on experience within our cracking production studio. 

We are looking for the following roles within these departments:


Art Department

  • Trainee Prop Maker/Set Dresser
  • Junior Prop Maker/Set Dresser


Puppet Department

  • Trainee Puppet Maker
  • Junior Puppet Maker


Trainee position requires applicants to have recently graduated from a relevant BA or other related course with less than 1 years’ work experience or equivalent industry experience or training. Junior position requires applicants to have more than 1 years’ experience within the industry.


Please answer the below questions within your cover letter, and submit these alongside your CV to help us learn a little more about your background and ambitions:


Why this role: What excites you about this role at Aardman?


Teamwork: Describe your style of contributing on your last team project. What did the team look to you for?


Experience: Tell us about a time when you had the most fun working on a project?


Creativity/Innovation: Describe a time when you came up with a creative solution/idea to a problem.


Please find full profiles for Art and Puppet roles on our website here

To apply, please email via the apply button. As we are hiring for Trainee and Junior positions, please specify in the title of your application which level you are applying for. Please also do not forget to include your CV & portfolio of work. Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future. 

Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content - both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.

Years of experience

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