Industrial Design Placement

by Stanley Black & Decker


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Deadline: 22nd April 2024
Start Date: September 2024
Salary: Competitive
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Graphic Design, Product Design, Engineering
Location: North East
City: Spennymoor

Industrial Design Placement

Come make the world and accelerate your success.

It takes great people to achieve greatness. People with a sense of purpose and integrity. People with a relentless pursuit of excellence. People who care about making things better For Those Who Make The World™. Sound like you? Join our top-notch team of more than 50,000 diverse and high-performing professionals globally who are making their mark on some of the world’s most beloved brands, including DEWALT®, BLACK+DECKER®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, CUB CADET®, and HUSTLER®. 

Position Overview

The Industrial Design Team is a key component of new product development for Stanley Black & Decker’s Tools and Outdoor business. You will gain a vast amount of experience whilst working on a broad variety of innovative, user fo-cused products across several of our key brands. These include, DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, STANLEY FATMAX, and BLACK AND DECKER and across product portfolios including Power Tools, Outdoor Products and Home Products.

As a member of the Industrial Design Team, you will work closely with talented and experienced Designers, Engineers and Program Managers. To provide end user insights, innovation, industrial design, final surfacing, digital visualization and prototyping support for our many global brands and their markets.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, out-of-the-box thinker, who can visualize new design directions, work cross-functionally with adjacent global teams, and execute production-ready design solutions.

Please be advised we currently have 7 opportunities in Maidenhead & 1 opportunity in Spennymoor

What are we looking for?

  • Second Year BA/BSc University Student seeking a placement and intending to return to full education after the placement.
  • Studying Design related bachelor’s degree and have achieved at least 2:1 to date
  • Exceptional sketching and visualization skills. (Experience using a Wacom a plus)
  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with common design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, KeyShot)
  • 3D solid and surface modelling skills (SOLIDWORKS, CREO, CATIA) an advantage
  • Ability to work as part of a close team, capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities
  • Team Player

In return, you will receive:

  • 10-12 month paid internship.
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus UK Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to learn and grow in a creative and dynamic team
  • Potential opportunities for a permanent role within the business after graduation or our SLP graduate programme
  • Flexible working environment (Flexible segmentation- 25% working in the office, 75% working from home)
  • Working from home allowance (i.e., broadband, stationery and heating costs)

About Stanley Black & Decker

We join forces to bring together the best of the best to create practical, meaningful products and services that make life easier, empowering people to do better, safer, more significant work. Innovation and excellence have powered our success, but we know there’s more we can do for the world and those who make it. Across our businesses, we’re investing in breakthrough innovation and digital excellence, striving for outperformance and increasing our focus on social responsibility.

We define success as: delivering value to our customers, colleagues and communities. Our commitment to quality, safety and sustainability helps us on our path to becoming the type of uniquely human-centered global industrial company that keeps every stakeholder in mind, while helping to make the world better.

In 1843, Frederick Stanley started a small shop in New Britain, Connecticut, to manufacture bolts, hinges and other hardware of high quality from wrought iron. In 1910, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started their shop in Baltimore, Maryland, and six years later obtained the world’s first patent for a portable power tool. Over the years the two companies amassed an unparalleled family of iconic brands and trusted products. In 2010, they came together as Stanley Black & Decker, a leading global diversified industrial. Known for superior quality, continual innovation and rigorous operational discipline, we remain driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to serve the builders, makers and protectors of the world.

How to apply

Please submit your CV which needs to include your first-year module grades/percentage achieved and second-year module grades/percentages (achieved or predicted) to

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