Sixteen young apprentices of Škoda Auto Vocational School have let their imaginations flow for the sporty convertible Škoda CitiJet.

The study is the result of the Škoda Apprentice Car project.

The official premiere of the dynamic two-seater takes place at the 33rd GTI Fan Meet at Wörthersee, Austria at the end of May (May 28-31).

Two women and 14 men have been working on this personal vehicle project since November 2013.

The apprentices have been given free rein in their creativity.

Škoda's Chief Designer, Jozef Kaban?, and his team have provided support along the way, and the project is nearing completion.

The stage is now set for the ŠKODA CitiJet, which will celebrate its premiere at the end of May at the GTI Fan Meet. 

The CitiJet is a dynamically and expressively-designed city convertible based on the Škoda Citigo. 

At the Czech manufacturer's Vocational School of Mechanical Engineering, young people go through a three or four-year training programme in technical subjects, graduating with a full apprenticeship or the equivalent of secondary school final exams. 

Around 280 young people started their training at the ŠKODA Vocational School in 2013 alone.

The educational programmes are free, and the work undertaken as part of the training is also supported financially.

After successfully completing their training, all graduates receive a job offer at ŠKODA. 

The Czech manufacturer has been running a vocational school at the company headquarters since 1927, where to date 21,500 students have completed their training.

Almost 1,000 students are currently preparing for their future careers.