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PA Consulting

Industrial Design - Placement Year
Location Cambridge
Starts Jul 2021
Deadline 01 Mar 2021

Join our Industrial Design - Placement Year

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Location: Cambridge

What you will be doing

Join us for a 12 month placement to experience being part of PA Consulting’s growing global Design team including Essential Design, Astro Studios, Sparkler and We Are Friday. The internship has flexible start and end dates, but generally runs from July-July for 12 months. If your course does not allow year-long placements, please let us know! We are happy to offer shorter placements to the right students.

The industrial design internship position is a paid, 37.5 hour per week professional internship. While working at PA Design, interns are expected to work as a full junior member of the design team, tasked with client projects, internal initiatives, and presentations for marketing and awards. Interns will collaborate with other disciplines within PA: consumer research, human factors, engineering, digital experiences, transport and medical teams. You may also get the chance to work with our global design team in Boston and Chicago.

You will be involved in curating consumer insights, concept ideation/ sketching, user interaction, user experience mapping, design development, design strategy and CMF design. We design everything from consumer electronics, to medical devices, through to packaging and new to world products. We work with a range of clients from start-ups, all the way through to world famous brands.

Why is this role important for PA’s work?

PA brings on dozens of interns from a variety of academic backgrounds throughout the year. Internship requirements vary among roles and locations. We truly value our interns, as they work alongside our full-time employees to tackle challenges and make real impact on PA’s projects and culture. Interning at PA is an exciting opportunity to learn, grow, and have a lot of fun.

What you will have

Analysts are expected to be contributing members of the team and so we look for candidates with:

  • You are studying towards a degree.
  • You have good technical and communication skills.
  • You have skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, Solidworks, and Keyshot.
  • You have a sophisticated sensitivity to form and CMF, as well as a willingness and ability to learn, self-initiate and push themselves.
  • You are proficient in visual representation of their ideas, physical prototype development, and 3D printing.
    You have knowledge of animation, and other rendering packages are a bonus.

Company benefits: • Private medical insurance • Travel allowance • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days • Company pension scheme • Annual performance-based bonus • Life and Income protection insurance • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn) • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Learn more about PA Consulting

We are PA Consulting

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

An introduction to our firm

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

What can we offer you?

We offer a different kind of career opportunity. With us, you will have the chance to work with organisations worldwide to find answers to the questions that are shaping their future. The scope of our work provides extraordinary opportunities for you to develop your career in the direction you want.

Focussed on the success of our people, we offer significant responsibility early on, a clear career path supported by excellent training, and rapid progression for high performers. We deliver learning and development that will bring out your best and shape you as a leading expert in your field.

Our Graduate training programme

With us, you won’t have to wait to make your mark. We want to see what you’re capable of, which is why we will give you lots of responsibility from the outset. You will be given the freedom to think for yourself and contribute to projects in a meaningful way.

We hire graduates with up to two years’ experience directly into an entry-level Analyst role in their chosen business area or onto one of our rotational schemes, as we believe it’s best to build up your skills and experience in a real role from day one.

Think for yourself. Create with us.