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Student Placement 2024

Are you currently studying an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design? Apply today and be a part of shaping the future of medical product design.

About Shore

Shore is an employee-owned, award-winning medical design and development consultancy, with an excellent reputation in the market for delivering solutions across a wide range of projects, working collaboratively with multiple long-term clients.

We design exceptional products which have a positive impact on people’s lives, working from early-stage design through to manufacturing and supply.  We offer exciting career opportunities to see your ideas come to life.

Our collaborative culture is one of the key elements of our success, and we encourage knowledge sharing and communication across the company.  Our office is a converted grain store in Leith, the thriving waterfront area of Edinburgh which has a mixture of creative businesses, bars, and restaurants

About the role

We have a position for a creative Industrial/ Product Design undergraduate to join our dynamic and successful team in Edinburgh for a spring & summer placement.

You will be based full time in our Edinburgh office, receive a competitive salary and broaden your professional experience as part of a tight-knit and experienced team. The shared values & collaborative nature of our team will provide many opportunities to quickly expand both your professional & personal growth.

You will contribute to the development of well-considered industrial design solutions and could see projects from strategy, through concept and refinement. From the beginning the role will include interaction with a wide range of clients and active contribution to live projects.

About you

Enthusiasm, an optimistic outlook, willingness to learn and the ability to bring your creative input into the collaborative mix are important attributes we look for in a placement student.  

This position requires creative problem-solving skills, good technical knowledge, aesthetic sensibility, and a human-centred design approach. You will be able to work to a given brief under instruction, producing high quality design solutions. 

Ideal Requirements / Skills

  • Strong creativity in concept generation via hand sketch work
  • Competent use of Adobe Creative Suite Packages
  • Some Knowledge of 3D CAD and rendering software
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team or as an individual with guidance
  • Professional awareness and appreciation of customer focus
  • Some Understanding of human factors and ergonomics
  • Experience of UI/UX, Packaging & Graphic Design is a bonus

We don’t expect you to have all the skills listed, so please do apply if you think you can deliver a positive impact. Everyone at Shore is encouraged to hone existing skills and develop new ones as part of our training and development plan.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying to join our team, please send a cover letter, your full CV and portfolio examples of your work to quoting reference SP0324.

Please note, due to the high number of enquiries we are unfortunately only able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

Working at Shore

James Paulson

Meet the team: Q&A with James

Mechanical engineers, bex and caroline at Leith shorefront

Bex and Caroline: a shared passion for designing and engineering products

Meet the team: Q&A with Holly