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User Experience and Design Undergraduate

InternshipTadworth, United Kingdom

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English (Fluent)

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0 to 1 years

Start date

1 September 2020

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Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2020/2021

User Experience and Design Undergraduate

Customer Experience and Innovation Lab

Experience Design and Design Thinking

Department Overview

At Pfizer we make medicines and vaccines that change patients' lives with a global reach of over 780 million patients. Pfizer Digital is the organization charged with winning the digital race in the pharmaceutical industry.  We apply our expertise in design, technology and innovation to support Pfizer in this mission. 

As part of the Experience Design and Design Thinking Team, you will be part of a growing community of UX and Design experts where you can make your mark and have the opportunity to contribute to an exceptional pool of skills and talents where everyone is different and has something unique to add to the team, helping to shape its future.

What can I achieve and what will I be responsible for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?

We are looking for a small number of undergraduates who want to work in a User Experience and Design field to create beautiful designs and compelling experiences. Specifically, we are focused on creating a set of capabilities designed to enable Design Thinking exploration, experimentation, design and rapid prototyping. Day-to-day, you will actively support ad-hoc design efforts.

We are looking for undergraduates who can:

  • Use the following tools: Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Be a part of a team: You are a team player and determined to meet the team’s goals.
  • Inspire us and be creative: You are able to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and create designs that meet the brief, client needs and vision
  • Design with us: You have solid grasp of User Centered Design (UCD)
  • Learn and practice: You are an eager learner in all aspects of User Experience and Design.

What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?

Pfizer provides you with the opportunity to work with experts in the pharmaceutical industry and has a wealth of opportunities available across a variety of departments. Through working in a dynamic and fast-paced creative environment, you can look forward to learning new technologies, explore how they apply to pharmaceutical industry, develop business acumen, and work in a cross functional setting and experience being a valued team player. Skills that are important to this role and will be developed during the 12 month placement will include communication through liaising with colleagues and external partners, time management and prioritisation of different requests.

As a member of the team you will be the advocate of the user, you enjoy outside the box thinking and like to create beautiful designs that delight users. These things you are either already able to do or would like to learn from us.

There will be plenty of opportunities to improve your skills over the 12 months as well as build your knowledge of experience design, technology and biopharmaceuticals for your future career. Finally, your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university.

When can I start?

Placements will start on 1st September 2020 and will run for 12 months.


Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ‘Skills’, ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Motivation’:

  • Currently studying Computer Human Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design or similar degree with a passion for User Experience and Design
  • On target for a 2:1 Degree Classification or above
  • Communication: You are at ease when meeting new people, appreciate the diversity of stakeholder interactions and adapt your style and approach accordingly.
  • Analytical skill and learning agility: You have the capacity to be open to new ideas and comfortable exploring areas where there are no right answers. You are able to cope with changing requirements and progressive insights. Exciting and dynamic ways of working are something you long for.
  • Global perspective: You are able to demonstrate international cultural agility.
  • Deliver results: You focus on quality and getting things done. You can translate complex briefs into beautiful designs.
  • Organised: It is important for you to quickly identify what needs to be done and can think on your feet.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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Pfizer is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company. We apply science and our global resources to deliver innovative therapies that extend and significantly improve lives. We make medicines and vaccines that help people when they are sick and prevent them from getting sick in the first place, as well as some of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare brands.

5,000 employees