Graduate internship scheme

Unfortunately due to a hectic year planned, we are currently not accepting applications for the graduate internship scheme in 2017. 

A fantastic opportunity for someone to experience what it’s like in a successful design engineering consultancy and improve core industry skills.


4c Design have been offering students and graduates the opportunity to work and learn from us for the past few years.  If you put the effort in you will get a tremendous amount from this experience, just check out some of these blog posts to see what past interns have been up to This is a very popular internship, so we really recommend getting your application in early and doing what it takes to stand out from the crowd. Good luck to everyone.

What will you gain from it? It is our intention to provide the successful applicant with a short burst of the much needed ‘industry experience’ required between leaving university and starting full time employment as a professional. We want to provide you with a foot up onto the ‘first rung on the ladder’ in your chosen career as a design engineer. As such we have structured the scheme around the 4 core areas of working within our consultancy, these are:-

  • Business Skills
  • Design Skills
  • CAD Skills (Solidworks Certification)
  • Modelmaking & Workshop Skills

We regard the scheme as a knowledge exchange. 4c Design will provide our time and experience to mentor the intern who keeps a diary of what they have achieved each week. In return they provide their time to 4c Design to help out with jobs where appropriate. As such we will make a contribution which should cover the interns living costs and expenses, but it should be regarded as an unsalaried position for the duration of the scheme.


Who is Eligible?

  • Degree: Product Design Engineering or equivalent (BEng & MEng)
  • Year: Going into your final year or recent graduate

Deadlines and Timing?

  • 15th February 2016 – Application deadline (Applications are no longer being accepted)
  • 29th February 2016 – We aim to let you know if we’d like to interview you. (Those we wish to interview have been contacted)
  • 1st March 2016 – We expect to start the interview process.
  • Internship – it will be a 3 month placement, the start date is flexible depending on your circumstances however we would like to run the internship between April and September.
  • Keep an eye on our social media for updates, we try my best to respond to all applications, but due to the volume of applications this is not always possible.

How do I apply?

Send an email with the subject title ‘graduate internship‘ to with the following:

  • Mini- portfolio if you have one (4-5 projects on no more than 12 pages)
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Website link (if you have one).
  • Any questions you might have about the position


Good luck to you all!


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