Design and Process Development & Customer Programmes Industrial Placement (Ref REQ-220569)

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.

If you want to gain experience in a high performing Engineering Group but do not know which area to work in, this engineering experience is for you. Achieving exposure to design, operations, and race support the role will give you the perfect window into what it’s like working in a Formula One Team.

During the 13 months you will be designing, developing processes, understanding new and existing manufacturing technologies, working with suppliers and all areas of operations and build. You will also get the opportunity to work in Race support at key points through the year.

Job description:

As part of the Design Process Development team, you will be involved in the design process, development and manufacture of a large variety of formula 1 component’s such as suspension, transmission, chassis, electronics and hydraulics. You will be involved in developing the standards within our design engineering team, creating better design specifications to ensure engineering continuity. You will gain exposure to design, structural analysis, technical purchasing, manufacturing, suppliers, and the race team. This role is key to our creativity and high exacting standards within the Team.

Candidate profile:

You will have a strong academic background in a mechanical engineering discipline. Some machining knowledge would be preferred but is not essential and a CAD exposure would be a good advantage. High motivation with a can do attitude is required to keep up with the fast paced nature of this role.

It does not matter whether you already have an interest in motorsport, or not: we are looking for engineers 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 or Automotive 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.