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Creative Assembly

Trainee Character Artist

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our multi-award winning Total War team as a Trainee Character Artist on our projects.

As a Trainee Character Artist, you will be mentored to develop your skills whilst working on our current Total War projects, giving the opportunity to gain insight on content from beginning to completion.

The traineeships will run for one year onsite at our studio in Horsham, West Sussex. 

These traineeships are paid placements and all applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

Please ensure you provide a portfolio along with your application.

Key Responsibilities 

As Trainee Character Artist, you will create in-game character models from start to finish, with polished, working in-game models as the final goal. Working closely with your Character Art Lead, you will learn to work within set time constraints and to hit the high-quality benchmark required. You will take on board and implement feedback as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • A portfolio showing an understanding of anatomy and clothing/prop modelling for games, including high and low poly modelling
  • Working knowledge of Max, Maya or similar
  • Working knowledge of Zbrush and Photoshop
  • Positive, can-do attitude


  • Some Knowledge of Marvellous Designer
  • Some knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Proficiency with Quixel or Substance Painter

We are Creative Assembly

We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.

We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.

Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:

  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.  

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