Careers and Entrepreneurship

Product Design

Find out what you can do with a Product Design degree and what previous graduates have done

Explore your options

Use your degree to get you started. Look at career areas that might fit with what you are studying. Find out about the job roles available, the entry routes and how to gain experience:

Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications EngineeringMechanical, Automotive and Aerospace EngineeringProduct DesignIT, Computing and Data ScienceFood, Drink and FMCGEntrepreneurship and Startups

Most graduate opportunities are open to graduates from any degree discipline. If you want to look at other career areas, try looking at our sector guides for information and inspiration.

What do Sussex Product Design graduates do?

Find out what previous Sussex Product Design graduates went on to do.

15 months after graduating in 2018, 75% of respondents were in work or further study. 100% of those in work were in graduate jobs.

Here are some examples of job roles, employers and further study that Product Design graduates have gone on to do over the last few years:

Employers: Astro - Healthxchange Pharmacy - Maltby Land Surveys

Job roles: Lighting Designer - Pharmaceutical Technician Assistant - Trainee CAD Technician

More ideas

  • Your degree in Product Design - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Product Design graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • Sussex Connectmake connections with Sussex graduates from around the world. Find out what a job or sector is really like and how they got where they are today
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Networking and social media - look at different ways to network, from information interviews to social media

Build your experience

Building experience while you are at Sussex will be invaluable when you come to apply for graduate jobs. It can also help you to figure out what you like doing and what sort of things you are good at. Part-time work, insight days, summer internships and placements are a great way to start. You could also try volunteering or joining a student society.

Summer internships and placement years are common in this sector and applications for these open in the autumn/winter of your second year. Graduate schemes are also common in this sector and students who have impressed during summer internships or placement years may be invited back as a graduate. 

When writing your CV and covering letter for work experience, don't forget about the transferable skills you are developing on your course. Just a few skills you will get from Product Design include attention to detail, critical judgement, flexibility, independent thinking, problem solving and project management. 

Find out more about identifying and writing about your skills.

Finding opportunities