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Overview

We have an opportunity for a talented Industrial Design student to join our User Centred Design department within the Medical Technology Division at Cambridge Consultants for up to 12 months as part of your 2020/2021 industrial placement.

Please note, it is possible you may need to work remotely during this placement due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19. Your working environment will be confirmed upon offer.

 

Role description

This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate with an interest in user-centred design, to contribute to cutting edge development programmes using your creative skills. During your placement year, you will work on a range of projects with exposure to all aspects of the medical design and development process.

Designers at Cambridge Consultants are hands-on, working closely with human factors and mechanical engineers (and others) to identify product opportunities, generate concepts, create prototypes and test their ideas with real users with the objective of improving patient’s lives.

You will be involved in activities such as front-end concept generation with participation in creative workshops; graphics and packaging design; digital design including user interface design, foam prototyping designs for testing; creating storyboards to communicate designs; and you may be able to attend a user study to research the needs of patients and evaluate your designs. There will be opportunities to meet clients and manage small design tasks within projects.

 

Requirements

You will be studying for a degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or related course, and currently be in your second year of study.

  • You will be passionate about product design and technology with a strong creative flair and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Your portfolio will demonstrate your ability to communicate your ideas and designs clearly and attractively. It must include a broad range of core design skills such as sketching, concept illustrations, renderings and a description of the design process.
  • Freehand sketching and presentation hand renderings are pre-requisites for the role. Good working knowledge of common design applications including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Knowledge of SolidWorks and KeyShot would be an advantage.

 

 

Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.

 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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