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Graduate Job Furniture Design Engineer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: KTP UWE
Reference: R12827/RWS
Salary: £20k  

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 Logo: UWE Bristol. University of the West of England  

Furniture Design Engineer

Gloucestershire, (Salary c£20)

2 year fixed term contract


 Logo: Race Furniture

Race Furniture leads the field in the design and manufacture of auditorium seating systems. For sixty years Race has been at the forefront of developments in multi-functional and public seating systems, with a full and varied range to encompass many applications. Race Furniture has used its skills and experience to model, develop and manufacture the finest system seating to suit any particular requirement. All Race products combine time-honoured craftsmanship and skills with innovative design.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Product Design or Engineering graduate to work on a joint project, under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, between Race Furniture and the University of the West of England which aims to introduce new Design and Engineering methodologies to help the company develop innovative new products that meet the needs of a changing market.

Employed by UWE but based full time at Race you will work closely with the department for Design and Engineering, under the supervision of academic staff from UWE. Your role will be to lead the development of an in-house design function, allowing the company to innovate in sustainable design and ergonomics and grow into new markets.

KTP is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes, offering the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience on specific projects of strategic importance whilst benefitting from  generous Training and Development opportunities, including the chance to undertake the Diploma in Management and a higher degree.

The ideal candidate will have a good degree or postgraduate qualification in Product Design or related discipline, and some experience of professional practice in product design or related engineering/manufacturing area.  You’ll be able to demonstrate that you can work on your own initiative and can communicate effectively.   The ability to adapt your design skills to the challenges of a small business environment will be an essential requirement. 

Visit the University of the West of England website by clicking 'Apply Now' (research)  Ref. R12827/RWS to see full details and to complete an on-line application form, or telephone the 24 hour answerphone service on 0117 32 82890 to request documents by post. Closing date for applications is 20th January 2010

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Location: Any Location, South West England, UK locations

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