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Interior Design Student/Intern in London

This role is a commissioned 6 months supporting role for a current student or recent graduate of a course in the relevant design field (interior design, spacial design or interior architecture). The ideal candidate will assist project managers in a consulting role, helping to generate design concepts to brief. There will be an opportunity to extend this role for a further 6 months at a higher commission tier, and welcomed successful candidates will get a chance to apply for a permanent contract for the right candidate after this 2nd term, and upon completion of any current studies.

What are you going to do

Responsibilities will include:

  • Designs interior spaces, including permanent architectural details and temporary elements.
  • Assessing and meeting client requirements and desires through regular communication.
  • Producing concept boards. sketches, drawings, and floor plans to illustrate concepts and finished projects using computer-aided design programs (CAD) and hand-drawing skills. Support and training available.
  • Creates idea boards to communicate design concepts to clients.
  • Selects design strategies and colour palettes to create cohesive and aesthetically pleasing environments.
  • Enhance and improve interior spaces' functionality by modifying architectural elements and arranging furnishings, artwork, and decor.
  • Creates project budgets, including materials and labour.
  • Establishes project timelines and coordinates work activity, vendor involvement, and outside contractors as necessary.
  • Negotiates pricing for materials and labour
  • Maintains relationships with vendors and outside contractors, and hires out work as necessary.
  • Participates in regular networking opportunities and actively develops a client base.
  • Performs research and maintains a working knowledge of trends and new developments in the interior design and architecture worlds.
  • Adheres to national and local building and safety codes with every design element
  • Reads and interprets blueprints.
  • Works closely with various colleagues, including architects, artists, contractors, painters, upholsterers, and building inspectors.

This is an intern/work experience role for 6 months with a possibility to secure a 2nd 6 months term with higher commission threshold, and chance to apply for a permanent contract on completion of 2 intern terms and any current studies.

What we offer:

  • 1st tier commission rate on net project value available for first 6 months.
  • 2nd tier commission rate on net project value available during 2nd 6 months term for successful candidates.
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent contract with basic salary, commission, and bonus schemes upon completion of 2 intern terms.
  • Work remotely majority of the time, and in your own space.
  • Stiffen/travel/lunch expenses paid for on actual office days when required to meet in person.
  • Support and training throughout.
  • Excellent opportunity for portfolio building with real-time hands-on project involvement.

What we ask:

  • You should be registered as a university student
  • Minimum diploma certificate or currently studying a relevant design degree – Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Spatial Design, Heritage Interior Design, Retail Design, other degrees considered (please get in touch).
  • Confidence to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Desire to gain experience in the interior design field.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good computer skills, include use of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook), as well as the internet.
  • Photoshop, CAD, drawing skills advantageous but not compulsory.
  • Ability to read and understand floor and wall plans.

Extra information

Education Level
College, University
Working hours per week
32 - 40
Type of Contract
Salary indication
£0 per month
Responsible for
Design Consulting
Type of Job
Design / Fashion, Technical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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