Undergraduate Industrial Designer

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LOCATION: Hingham, Norfolk (NR9) – Office based role
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
SALARY: Competitive
HOURS: Full time/FTC - 38 hours per week (Mon – Thurs: 8hrs/ Fri: 6 hrs – finish early)

About the role

As our Industrial Designer, you will play a crucial part in supporting the Industrial Design Manager in designing, developing and visualising new product concepts for our industry-leading aircraft seating. Working on both existing and future product lines, you will work closely with our new product development team to conceptualise new ideas, generate 3D CAD models and produce high-quality promotional assets as well as collaborating with both our Sales & Marketing and Programmes teams.

In your role as our Undergraduate Industrial Designer, you will:

  • Follow our industrial design process, including identifying requirements and creating innovative solutions that answer the brief from all key stakeholders, ensuring a structured concept down selection is followed that meets programme timescales
  • Ideate new concepts via sketching and Adobe CC (Illustrator, Photoshop etc.)
  • Refine existing/generate new complex 3D CAD models using SolidWorks
  • Utilise our in-house 3D printing facility to fast-track concept analysis
  • Create renders and animations to support Sales & Marketing using Blender
  • Present your ideas and finished designs to the wider project team

About you

To help Mirus continue our journey you will bring your knowledge and skills learnt within a design capacity, a passion for innovation, problem solving abilities and drive for excellence along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • Working towards an Industrial Design or Product Design Degree
  • Have a passion for automotive and/or aerospace
  • A-C grade A-level in Design & Technology or equivalent
  • 3D CAD experience using the software SolidWorks, ideally with knowledge of complex surfaces
  • Rendering experience utilising the software Blender
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign


  • On course for a 2:1 or higher at a respected University for Design
  • A-Level in Art would be beneficial
  • Proficiency in the use of Autodesk Alias surfacing software would be an advantage
  • Animation experience using the software Blender
  • Good hand sketching ability to quickly realise and convey new concepts

Personal skills / attributes:

  • A creative person with some experience of innovating and improving a product but who also understands the strength of following a design process
  • Motivated, collaborative and confident, with a passion for design and a great eye for detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and graphical)

We kindly ask all applicants to submit a portfolio of work, either work experience or educational projects alongside their application to help showcase their creativity, passion and experience with CAD, SolidWorks, Blender and any other software’s used.

We really want to hear from you, so don’t miss your opportunity to join our community of passionate and exceptional people who challenge the accepted norm! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and be a part of a company that values your skills and contributions, we encourage you to apply for our Undergraduate Industrial Designer position.  Come on a journey with us and be part of shaping the future of Mirus!

About us

Founded in 2015, Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd has grown rapidly to become a leading aircraft seating OEM, with operations in the UK, Malaysia and China.   We seek excellence at every step, from conception to delivery and beyond.


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way, by those who dare to challenge the accepted norm.”

Ben McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

We believe form, function, innovation, sustainability, and the best possible passenger experience are all mutual cornerstones of success when putting pen to paper on a new design and delivering to our airline customers.

Along with our proven record of delivering large and small scale OEM and airline retrofit programs to some of the biggest names in the industry, we are committed to bringing the highest quality seating and unparalleled service to our customers.

Our benefits

  • Pension – up to 8% contribution (4% Employee/ 4% Employer)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • An additional day off on or around your birthday
  • Christmas shut down
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Long Service Award
  • Agile working – flexibility around start and finish times in line with our policy
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Training and development – Support, coaching and guidance from a team of industry leading renowned specialists
  • Generous Family Friendly Benefits
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • SimplyHealth – helps cover every day healthcare costs such as eye tests and dental check ups, as well as providing mental health support and access to GP services
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Free on-site parking
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At Mirus, we’re committed to creating a welcoming environment for all applicants. If you require any reasonable adjustments during your interview process, please let us know.