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Design Assistant

Tickton, near Beverley
National Minimum Wage



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Creme d’Or Ltd

Role Title:

Design Assistant


Tickton, near Beverley

Hourly Rate:

National Minimum Wage


37.5 hrs per week, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Friday (1-hour unpaid lunch)


12-week internship, with the opportunity to be hired permanently upon internship completion


Overview of Opportunity

  • Joining an established 2-person design team within a market leading company, working with a number of licensed brands in the development of new and exciting confectionery products – from initial concept brief to submitting print ready artwork
  • Working within a fun, unique and challenging market – confectionery – allowing for a creative and exciting career path
  • Full training will be provided, starting as design assistant and working closely with experienced design professionals, with potential progression opportunities available and with a view to a permanent hire


Role Description

  • Assisting with new product development, including designing and mocking up of samples to send to key customers
  • Liaising with internal team (product/design/sales) to understand customer’s needs
  • Creation of new art work and digital mock up using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Manipulation of customer’s own art work / logos
  • Design and creation of own label/bespoke samples for confectionery products
  • Sending out of samples when required
  • Investigate how existing products work, looking at similar projects already on the market and internal benchmarking
  • Taking part in and contributing in brainstorming and developing ideas, making initial sketches or outline plans etc
  • Exploring, resourcing and selecting packaging materials relevant and suitable for the varied confectionery market
  • Marketing design, working with the product team and individually supporting with the company/customer marketing projects; newsletters (including mailchimp), web banners, flyers, brochure covers, brochure layouts, exhibition stands, display units etc


Skills and Experience (Essential)

  • Educated to Level 5 or above – both graduates and undergraduates to be considered
  • Any Art or Design orientated degree to be considered for the position
  • Strong creative skills, technical knowledge and the ability to work to a design brief (Adobe Creative Suite advantageous)
  • Self-motivated and dynamic attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal – liaising with internal teams and external customers
  • Have the ability to come up with new ways of doing things, contributing within a team environment
  • Highly organised
  • Always thorough and pay attention to detail with persistence and determination
  • Have great reasoning and problem-solving skills


Skills and Experience (Desirable)

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • A basic insight of Web Design
  • Previous New Product Development or ‘NPD’ exposure
  • An understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods



  • Any Art or Design degree considered


Potential for Permanent Employment 

  • This internship has the view to  become a permanent opportunity for the right candidate
  • Candidate availability led, with education and other commitments considered, this could be on a part time basis or full-time hours


Permission to work in the UK

All applicants must be authorised to work in the UK.

Please include one of the following statements in your CV or covering letter when applying for this role.

  • I am eligible to work in the UK without restriction
  • I am eligible to work in the UK with restriction
  • I have no eligibility to work in the UK in the post applied for and would need a Certificate of Sponsorship or other permission in order to take up employment



The project has received £900,000.00 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding


37.5 hours per week, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Friday (1 hour unpaid lunch)


1-3 months
  • Deadline for responses 10 May 2022

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