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Product Design / Engineering Graduate

Placement summary

Working with the established design and innovation team, the graduate will undertake design, development and testing work to customise our existing technology platforms to meet the requirements of customer specific projects. This is a 12 month placement initially and will be based in Livingston.

Job description

Project Description

You will use your existing skills in hands-on prototyping, deploy your knowledge of material integration and your 3D CAD skills. As part of the project, you will be working closely with world leading partners to develop next generation products that offer a real differentiation over their customers.

Placement Objectives

You will undertake design, development and testing work to customise our existing technology platforms to meet the requirements of customer specific projects.

Role Description

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Work with our customers and their user base to understand the product requirements
Design innovative solutions to meet the requirements, then test to find the optimal design point.
Communicate the project outputs via clearly presented information
Complete the project within the specified timeframe


You will ideally have a Product Design / Industrial Design / Mechanical Engineering degree.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

Creative thought and execution to design and develop innovative solutions to be presented to customers
Creating vector graphics, 3D CAD and technical drawings in 2D
Physical prototype creation, using knowledge of materials and assembly methods to create quick turn, functioning prototypes
Following the direction of project lead or engineers, focused on timely completion of deliverables

 Desirable Skills

Awareness of or interest in LED lighting technology and printed electronics
Awareness of electronic principles
Knowledge of prototyping and manufacturing techniques, such as injection moulding of plastics
Foreign language competence, in European and/or Asian languages, in particular, German or Mandarin


Company benefits

This is a tremendous opportunity to play a key role in exciting projects with global brands and be supported by an experienced and motivated management team, focused on ensuring personal development opportunities. 

Placement benefits

As part of your ScotGrad placement, you will be able to participate in a couple of training courses mainly online, and one classroom based. The courses are themed around environmental management and quality standards and will provide you with knowledge and skills which will enhance your current and future skills.

ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to make use of the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities and build up a professional network. 

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