Industrial Placement – Concept Store Design

Job Type Design
Graduates / Placements
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
10
Closing Date 25/10/2019
Vacancy Type
Placement - 12 Month
Salary £19,500
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday - Friday
9:00-17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

Our Industrial Placement Programme within Concept Store Design will make you see retail in a new light. Our unique Partnership and different approach to business will enable you to get the most out of your placement year. Our placements combine hands on experience with real projects. You will also receive relevant on the job training.

The purpose of our Concept Store Design Team is to create design solutions (including interiors, equipment and graphical solutions) for new in-store developments across all Waitrose Formats (including Convenience, Home, Food Service, E-commerce and Business-to-Business) ensuring the designs are optimised through the quality of the in-store environment created and commercial effectiveness of the store.

Job Requirements

In the role of Industrial Placement - Concept Store Design, you'll use your creative skills to support the Senior Concept Design Manager in the development of new concept designs. You'll also play a key role in the maintenance of design standards, details and guidelines creation.

You'll work collaboratively with key colleagues to manifest the above in the delivery of inspiring store environments through the ongoing optimisation of design, planning, space utilisation and cost efficiency.

As part of your role you'll have accountability for a number of varying tasks including;

- Support the Concept Design Managers in the development and delivery of interpreting and constructing clear design briefs within timelines and budgets (including interiors, finishes, signage and equipment)
- Ensure design standards are maintained and documented appropriately
- Brief internal and external design resources including agencies, copywriters and other suppliers to deliver creative and innovative retail design solutions
- Actively promote continuous personal development

Internally this role is known as - Industrial Placement - Assistant Concept Designer.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

The minimum application requirements are as follows:

As part of your degree in design or similar associated degree you must be able to take a year out in industry starting July 2020

The assessment centre for this role will be held in November 2019

Our application window is scheduled to close on the above date, however in the event of a large response we will close applications early and will be unable to accept any further applications. We would therefore encourage interested individuals to apply early.

Please email a digital copy of your portfolio to catt.golding@johnlewis.co.uk this will form part of your application. In addition, if you are successful in securing an interview you will be required to bring your portfolio to the assessment.

Please print off the job description now, as you will be unable to view it once the vacancy has closed.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Have experience working with AutoCAD, In-design, Sketch up, Photoshop or similar

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