PDD has enjoyed over three decades of success and we continue to enhance our reputation for insight, creativity and delivery by employing an eclectic mix of inquisitive and highly motivated people.

Research Recruitment Specialist - Human Sciences (Human Factors / Design Research), London (permanent)

We are looking to recruit the right candidate to manage the process of our participant recruitment and research facilitation for Human Factors and Research related activities.

The successful recruit will report to our Human Factors & Research Principal and work alongside the talent in our London Studio.

Apply at [email protected]


Product Design Engineer, London (contract)

We are currently looking for contractors to manage and work on the development of technically demanding products, including medical equipment and devices from initial research and feasibility, through concept development, into engineering, verification and validation and specification for manufacture and transfer.

You will report to a line manager but be assigned to one or more Project Managers in development teams typically comprising Industrial Designers, Mechanical Engineers, Model-makers and Test Technicians.

Apply at [email protected]


Modelmaker, London (contract)

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to assist in our Development Centre. Skills include traditional model making (detailed hand work) manual machining, fine finishing, painting and spraying. Please e-mail [email protected] and attach a copy of your C.V. and/or portfolio.

Industrial Designers, London (contract)

We are currently looking for talented individuals both senior and junior to work within our design and experience team.

Capabilities should include creative thinking, concept creation and product development, with exceptional skill in hand sketching, Adobe Suite, SolidWorks, KeyShot etc.

Please e-mail [email protected] and attach a copy of your C.V. and/or portfolio.

Student placements, London

London studio placements

Industrial Design (ID) – we are currently recruiting for 2018/19.

Technical Design (TD) – this placement is taken for 2018/19; we’ll recruit for 2019/20 in May 2019.

Engineering Design (ED) – we are currently recruiting for 2018/19.

Our placement programmes for undergraduates last for 45 weeks, from the late summer/early autumn onwards.

You’ll be up against some tough competition if you apply, but don’t let that stop you. As long as you can demonstrate – not just talk about – your passion for design or engineering, and can stand out from the crowd (without the aid of make-up, hairstyling or clothes), you’ll have a chance. You’ll also need to get on with the team, while also offering us a new dimension or perspective.

We won’t know about this mysterious ‘X-factor’ until we meet you. But to get that far – and for us to consider your application at all – we need to see your best work. Show us what makes you proud when you get in touch.

What’s on the menu?

As part of our design team, you’ll become fully immersed in projects for global brands across consumer, industrial, medical and service sectors.

You’ll get mentoring and training from our talented team, exposure to our insight and design processes, and as much responsibility as you can handle.

Are you up to the job?

We welcome applications from undergraduates studying:

– Industrial/Product Design (or similar) for our ID placements

– Product Design Engineering/Mechanical Engineering for our TD/ED placements

We always receive a high volume of applications for these placements, and we carefully consider every one. However, we can only get in touch if we select you for interview. Please don’t call up asking for a progress report on your application – if you haven’t heard back from us within three weeks of the closing date, it means we’re not pursuing your application. If this is the case, thanks for your interest and good luck in the future.

Get in touch at [email protected]

How to Apply

To apply for a position, please email [email protected] with your CV and relevant experience.

We’re always looking for intelligent, imaginative and hard-working individuals, if there is not a relevant role listed, get in touch with us.

For UK based positions all candidates must have proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

If you've already applied

For every position we advertise, we receive – and consider in detail – a high number of applications. However, we will only get in touch if we decide to interview you.

Therefore, if you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the application deadline, it means we’ve decided not to pursue your application. If this is the case, thanks for your interest in PDD – we wish you all the best for the future.

Recruitment Agencies

Please note that we don’t accept unsolicited applications or CVs from third party recruiters.

Anything submitted to PDD by a third party will be considered to be unsolicited and our property, without further obligation.