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Thesis Exterior Design

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


As us, you want to make a difference.

Volvo Cars design offers a contemporary luxury experience that is created around people with strength in every sense. ​The development of all Volvo products and services must spring from the needs of people and end with their satisfaction. When you are a part of the Design department you are also a part of the experience that we offer to our customers.


What we offer

Design is a crucial part of creating a brand and a product identity for the customer to relate to. The design of our cars is strongly influenced by our Scandinavian origins of elegance, function and the purity of lines as strong design elements. Design is a unit of 330 employees divided into one creative part and one operative part who closely work together to fulfil Volvo Cars design strategy. We offer you an exciting challenge in an international and growing company with a strong culture and great development opportunities. You will have the opportunity and responsibility to actively contribute to the growth of our business through people.


What you’ll do

You will be an active part of the design team. You are responsible for design deliverables towards given tasks. You will support Volvo Cars design vision. You will be able to describe and communicate your personal ideas.

  • Advanced design: Support in concept studies, small projects and development.
  • Program design: Internal competition in projects. Support mission, ongoing production, projects for detail research proposals as bumpers, lamps, graphics, and grille, seats, and knobs i.e.
  • Personal project: Personal project creating an innovative and fresh vision for futuristic products, evolving the Volvo Design language into the next level.



Do you fit the profile?

  • Currently studying at a Design University
  • Car passion with focus on design
  • Communication skills and ability to work in a group
  • Ability to understand product development process
  • Ability to create internal network
  • Skills within relevant required IT tools/applications
  • English verbal and written


How to apply

We are constantly looking for new talent and therefore we will review applications on a regular basis. Note that applications via email will not be accepted.

The periods for the master thesis are January-June/July and August/September – December.


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, O, SE

Job requisition ID:  24564

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