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Design Innovation Internship - Reading

Posted 16 Sep 2022
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
29 Jan 2023 00:00

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Are you currently studying Product Design or any other creative technology degree? Are you looking for a placement opportunity that will challenge you and enable to lead from Day 1?Would you like to use your academic background and creative skills to enable product designs that consumers will love? Do you want to make an impact on products that affect consumers around the world?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!


Our Design Innovation internship programme runs for up to 12 months (normally 1 year), typically starting in July 2023, however we will also consider candidates available for shorter periods. The UK focus for Product Design is at our Innovation Centre in Reading working on our Grooming brands (Gillette & Braun).

What does it take to come up with some of the world’s most well-known brands? Well, a whole lot of design, engineering & science, to start. We are talking big innovations, small bets, ground breaking technology, state-of-the-art prototyping facilities, engineering workshops & labs, micro-scale plants and a team full of inventors to make this happen. During your internship you will work on real projects on some of our most loved brands with work ranging from consumer research and concept generation to prototyping, testing and design development.

Examples of Previous Design Innovation Internship Projects:

  • Assess and understand consumer, technology, market, online, competitive and IP landscapes to lead the research and concept generation of new products for developing markets.
  • Use design thinking skills to expand, challenge and broaden a given brief to identify new opportunities, using multiple sources of inspiration to ideate and explore new product concepts bringing forward new consumer, technical or business insights.
  • Apply engineering principles to bring concepts to life &iteratively develop fully functional razor prototypes using state of the art prototyping capabilities to enable consumer studies and address meaningful technical problems.


Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your projects from the beginning, you will be able to have an impact on the business from the beginning, working on projects given by the European team including senior leadership.

Technical focus – you will have the opportunity to put your technical skills to work on intellectually challenging problems working with our advanced technologies.

Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager, enabling you to grow in a diverse environment and developing your talents and ideas.

Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.

Benefits - A job with P&G offers a competitive salary as well as other great benefits such as a great pension and share schemes.

Job Recommendation: successful interns will be recommended for hire for a full-time role with P&G upon graduation.



  • Students studying a BSC or MSC in Product Design, Industrial Design, Design Engineering or any other ‘Creative Technology’ degree (preferably in their penultimate year of study).
  • Academic excellence at all stages throughout school and University education with a passion for research and innovation.
  • Technical curiosity, creativity, innovation, initiative, communication, leadership and your collaboration skills.
  • Evidence of passion and achievements, particularly leadership, in academic and/or non- academic activities, short work experience or internships are a plus.
  • Experience/skills in the following: sketching, CAD (NX or Solidworks preferred), rendering, mechanical understanding, prototyping (3D printing & engineering machine workshop) ergonomic understanding, Adobe creative suite, Word, Excel etc..


We’re consistently recognised as one of the UK’s leading graduate employers listed in Times Top 100 Graduate Employers; The Best Places to Work – Glassdoor; Guardian UK 300; Job Crowd – Best Places for Graduates to Work and Universum’s Most Attractive Employers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our people come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours. Are you ready to inspire us with your unrivalled ideas?

Application Deadline: January 29th, 2023– however roles fill fast and are filled on an ongoing basis so apply early to avoid disappointment. We reserve the right to remove the role earlier if the role has been filled.

We believe in finding small but meaningful ways to improve lives—now and for generations to come.

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