Car Build Industrial Placement (Ref REQ-220568)

Closing Date: 02/10/2022 23:59:59

Job Description

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

Working within the highest level of motorsport as a key member of our Car Build team, you will directly support our process development activities, Quality Engineering improvements and be involved in all hands-on elements of the car build. This role will be varied and includes the CAD design of off-car components such as special tooling/packaging and assisting with our continuous improvement as we develop engineering functions within Operations. Our intent is to provide you with a personalised experience to help support your university placement, connecting theory to practice. Becoming the Car Build placement will give you a wide variety of experience in all the various elements of Build and you will become an integral part of our team with tasks which actively contribute to our team’s success.

Candidate profile:

You will have a strong academic background in a mechanical engineering discipline and be conversant with CAD. Some manufacturing knowledge would be advantageous. Your commitment and diligence together with a can-do attitude, will enable you to deliver the maximum from this opportunity and to create a positive profile for yourself within the team. Alongside non-academic achievements you will be a confident communicator, comfortable with Excel, Word and PowerPoint with the motivation and resilience to handle this highly challenging, fast paced environment.

It does not matter whether you already have an interest in motorsport or not: we are looking for candidates who are passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find your placement with us a memorable and enriching experience.

Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team-playing’ attitude and the ability to work to strict deadlines under minimal supervision.


We offer a competitive package including bonus, free on-site gym, subsidised restaurant facilities, generous discounts from our sponsors, Christmas & Summer parties and opportunities to work with our factory Race Support team.

We are highly focused on equal opportunities and pride ourselves on our strong, inclusive values and culture.

Recruitment timings and process:

Typically, our Industrial Placements are for a thirteen-month period with an anticipated start date of 3 July 2023.

By the time the placement begins, you must have completed a minimum of two years at university, with at least one academic year of study remaining after your placement.

Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). You will also complete an online application form including details of your academic study and relevant experience. Following your application, you will be emailed links to our online testing. The Hiring Manager will review your application and test scores and if successful you will be invited to attend a short video interview. The final stage will be an assessment centre to be held in late October / November.  This may be virtual or in person. Due to the volume of applications, we only provide feedback to candidates who are invited to the final stage.

When shortlisting applications, we are looking for relevant university subjects such as mechanical engineering.

We welcome applications from all candidates and will look to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary Home Office requirements.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the Industrial Placement role.

This position is office-based, at our campus in Brackley, United Kingdom.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 23:59 British Summer Time.