ixd301 Placement Opportunities – active post

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Where have I applied to so far?

  1. Rapid7 UX Design Intern – Belfast – unsuccessful 
  2. Rapid7 UI/Visual Design Intern – Belfast – unsuccessful 
  3. FinTru UX Placement -Belfast/Londonderry – unsuccessful
  4. Global Payments UX Designer Placement – Belfast/Londonderry – unsuccessful 
  5. siHealth Product UX/UI Designer Internship – Didcot – unsuccessful
  6. Rapid Agency Junior Digital Designer – Belfast – sent update email
  7. Fidelity International Digital Design Industrial Placement – London – unsuccessful
  8. Police Service NI Multi Media and Design Student Work Placement – Ballymena – turned them down
  9. L’Oreal Visual Mechandising Industrial Placement – London – unsuccessful 
  10. Clock! Placement Designer – UI/UX + Prototyping – Hertfordshire
  11. Google User Experience Intern – Mountain View, CA, USA
  12. Synergy Learning Intern UX Designer – Belfast Remote – unsuccessful 
  13. Cirdan UX Designer Placement – Lisburn – unsuccessful 
  14. Moment One Marketing & Design Internship – Edinburgh
  15. Paramount Students Graphic Design Intern – UK Remote – unpaid 3 months , did not take
  16. Microfocus Intern Software Engineer – Belfast
  17. Unilever China Junior Visual Communication Designer – Wirral, UK  unsuccessful
  18. Science and Technology Facilities Council Junior Graphic Designer Industrial Placement – Warrington, UK – unsuccessful
  19. Microsoft UX Designer 2022 Summer Internship – 3 locations in China
  20. Sony Intern, Creative – New York, USA – unsuccessful
  21. Sony Intern, US Digital – New York, USA – unsuccessful
  22. Sony Intern, Creative – Nashville, USA
  23. London Contour Experts Graphic Design Intern – London
  24. OneCommerce Graphic Designer Intern – London
  25. benevolentAI UX Design Internship – London – unsuccessful
  26. HUED Design Intern – London Remote
  27. Brainest Graphic Design Intern – Leicester Remote
  28. Zebra Technologies UX Design Intern / Trainee – London
  29. Leidar Graphic Design Intern – London Hybrid – unsuccessful 
  30. Yahoo User Experience Research Intern – Dulles, USA
  31. Yahoo Graphic Design Intern – Dulles, USA
  32. MSL Design Intern – London
  33. Boston Clarke Limited – Birmingham
  34. FinTru UX Placement -Belfast/Londonderry – cancelled interview
  35. Cubiqdesign Design Intern
  36. Allstate Graphic Design Placement, Belfast – unsuccessful


Placement Profiles below 



UX Developer Placement


Application Deadline 16th November 2021 @5pm

Role Description

 Key Responsibilities

Develop user experiences that align with our customers requirements to build both immersive and easy to use user interfaces.

Work collaboratively with colleagues to guarantee high quality, on-time and on-budget projects

Ensure quality of design, implementation & documentation

Collaborate with non-technical staff in emerging web development techniques & best practice.

Provide accurate task estimation

Focus on delivering optimum results for Customers

Skills and Qualities

Aligned with Synergy Learning’s Vision & Values

HTML, CSS, LESS and SASS experience

Knowledge of JavaScript Frameworks – particularly JQuery

Excellent knowledge of web accessibility standards

Proven track record of addressing development issues (Eg. Cross Browser)

Prioritise teamwork via strong communication & collaboration skills

LAMP Experience (Linux Apache MySQL PHP)

Experience of version control systems (eg. Git)

Knowledge of PHP development language

Awareness of Virtual Learning Environments


Product UX/UI Designer Internship

siHealth Ltd

Didcot, UK

30th November 2021

Remote workers allowed


Location: based at least 2 days per week at our headquarters at Harwell Campus (Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK – https://www.harwellcampus.com), with remote working in the other days

Contract type: full-time, internship contract of 12 months extendable to permanent, salary level indicatively between £18,000 – £25,000 yearly gross (to be defined depending on candidate’s experience)



We are seeking a Product UX/UI Designer who is passionate about finding solutions that help people to intuitively use our products. The successful candidate will work on products in every stage of development from early-stage concepts to products that are on the market being used by our customers, being also involved in user testing and in workshops with target users and customers.


The ideal candidate will be skilled in User Experience (UX) design, with a good eye for User Interface (UI) design and Graphic Design. You will work alongside other Designers, Developers and Product Managers to take your designs from concept to real life product. The Designer should equally be comfortable producing printed media such as promotional brochures and user guides.




  • Use design research methods to understand user needs and identify problems faced by our users and customers
  • Find innovative solutions to our user needs, turning them into attractive user interfaces
  • Design, write, illustrate, animate these interfaces
  • Co-ordinate with app and web developers to ensure designs are communicated clearly and can be implemented by our developers
  • Occasionally create product brochures, user guides, logos or any other graphics related documents when required





  • Work experience in a design related role, ideally in Digital Product Design or Graphic Design
  • A passion for all things design, up to date on the latest trends in app and web design as well as drawing influences from several sources
  • Advanced Knowledge of Adobe XD (or Figma) to a high standard including using design systems and prototyping
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal with the confidence to write copy that will be seen by our end users
  • Good organisational skills, confident and well mannered


Nice to have

  • A degree in Design or related subjects is preferred
  • Experience in video production and video editing software such as Premiere Pro
  • Experience using Miro
  • Confidence to facilitate and run your own workshops with user
  • Use of After Effects
  • Photography (events, products, etc.)
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD software including Blender 3D
  • HTML and/or CSS skills, and experience of website CMS would be an advantage




Please send your CV and design portfolio (PDF or website) by email to careers@sihealth.co.uk for the attention of Dr Marco Morelli (Chief Technology Officer).


The candidate must show a portfolio of past projects, these can be from academic studies or projects working with clients.


Fidelity International

Digital Design Industrial Placement Programme (10 roles)


17th December 2021

Role Description



Our Technology and Digital team provide services that underpin every area of the global Fidelity business. Through the development and support of business applications, the Technology and Digital team enable functions from investment, revenue and finance to operations, compliance, legal, marketing, and customer services to work effectively.



What you’ll be doing:

We don’t expect you to come straight in and know everything about what we do.

As an industrial placement student, and whatever you’re studying, we’ll help make sure you get the most out of your time with us.


We’ll have opportunities available in the following teams:

Visual/UX Designer, or Front-End Developer

The Global Design Standards & Practice team provide the framework, tools, training, and quality control to create a strong and consistent digital expression of the Fidelity brand.


In your role you’ll:

  • Support the team to implement new standards, support global best practice and ensure brand consistency, whilst supporting the drive for efficiency and reuse
  • Gather requirements, build design or code prototypes, validate them with users across the business and contribute our documentation
  • Learn how to create standards and practices and also how to promote and implement standards and practices


Digital Experience

Working alongside the Digital Experience team, you’ll:

  • Create and implement user journeys and screens for internal systems and tools
  • Create graphic designs and digital experiences to be used internally and externally
  • Flex your stakeholder management skills, gathering requirements, feeding back insights and completing associated tasks.
  • Develop your skillset and experience across several design areas (UX, UI and graphic design) through tools such as Adobe Suite, InVision and Ceros.
  • Learn how to facilitate user testing sessions
  • Learn how to engage effectively with the team and stakeholders across the business


What we look for:

You’ll be self-motivated, curious and enthusiastic about Digital Design, joining us at Fidelity and developing your commercial acumen whilst making use of the training and mentorship available.

The work you’ll be doing requires problem solving, attention to detail and the ability to build and develop relationships with our global colleagues and internal stakeholders across a variety of business areas.


We welcome applications from students from ALL degree backgrounds. If you’re inquisitive and ambitious, a placement at Fidelity is a great opportunity to discover whether this kind of work is for you.


As a minimum requirement you’ll need to:

  • Have experience in UX, UI, graphic design or front-end development
  • Be studying for a Bachelor or Masters degree, graduating in 2024


Training and Development

You’ll start the placement with a mini induction, during which we’ll introduce you to investment management and how it fits into the City. After that, there are many more ways to develop your skills as your placement progresses including completing of Unit 1 of the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).


A series of ‘lunch and learns’ hosted by key business speakers will give you a first-hand, genuine insight and help you find out about the full scope of our business.


Social and networking events will help you get to know our people and culture. All the while you’ll be learning on the job, working to clear goals and understanding your own potential.


Future Opportunities

During your time with us you’ll get to learn even more about what you enjoy, what you’re great at, and how to choose a career path that suits you. Our placement programme may even lead to a place on our 2024 graduate scheme if that’s what you’re looking for.


How to Apply

Please submit your application, including CV by Friday 17 December 2021 at 5pm


Digital Graphic Design Placement


14th November 2021 @12am

role description

Nestlé is a company that values individuality and, in creative marketing, individual ideas are what it’s all about. Being different enables us to stand out—that’s vital in our industry—and it’s why we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Diversity of people means diversity of ideas—that’s what makes us creative.


Join us here in York and, on your 12-month placement, the experience you’ll gain with cutting-edge content creation will introduce you to some amazing possibilities for your career. Add to that our expert mentoring and you’ll be able to take your career to the pinnacle of your ambition.


What the Digital Graphic Design Placement entails

You’ll be welcomed into a fast-paced creative environment, full of people who are really excited about the work they do and want to show you exactly why that is. Diving straight into the production of both digital and print content with our Shopper Activation team, you’ll thrive on applying all your creative energy—but that’s what attracted you to this kind of work in the first place!

Working on this programme means getting the chance to create Digital Graphic Design content for some of the world’s most iconic and popular brands. Imagine seeing the work you’ve done come to life in stores and on our website. You’ll do just that from the start, but in a structured way that makes for a valuable learning experience.

You’ll also get to shadow senior and middleweight designers so you can see exactly how it’s done and pick up the kind of design wisdom that only comes from respected, credible professionals. That diversity of learning makes the Nestlé Placement a fulfilling introduction to your career.


Who is eligible for the Digital Graphic Design Placement?

We’re looking for people who are committed to a future career in Graphic Design with a global company. You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, studying for a graphic design degree—and will need a good working knowledge of the Adobe suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, too.


Communication is the essence of everything we do in creative marketing, so we want to see your passion for expressing ideas. During your time on the Placement, you will, of course, get better at doing that and be more accomplished in the process of realising your own ideas in new and interesting ways. You’re coming here to build professional-level confidence and creativity—with our guidance, that’s just what you’ll do.


We understand starting a new role can be an expensive time – to aid this we offer relocation support if your role requires a move away from home. We know that the support needed is as individual as you are – so please reach out and let us know how we can make this journey in to work together.

Applications are now open and will close on 14th November 2021.



IT Placements – Product Design and Development


Application deadline 28th November 2021 @5pm

Role Description

Wide range of roles available.


We are pleased to announce that our year-long placement opportunities at The Walt Disney Company are now live on our website. They can be found by navigating to the ‘Professional Internships’ section.




Please note, in order to be eligible for our internships, students need to be a second year undergraduate student returning to study in Autumn of 2023.


Placement opportunities on offer:


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Sales
  • Buying Trends and Licensing
  • Charitable Programs and Community Engagement
  • Research/Insights/Data Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Product Design and Development


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