The art directors council of the Art Directors Guild will issue a wide call for the first intake to colleges, universities and recent graduates on Mar 4.

Invitations for interviews will be sent to 10 finallists and the top two will participate in the initiative.

“This is intended to give the best and most talented aspiring designers a direct access to professional training and Guild membership,” said co-chairmen of the apprenticeship programme, Jack Fisk, John Iacovelli and Thomas A Walsh.

“We consider this an essential service to the participants, profession and our industry.”