Legal Industrial Placement (Ref REQ-220571)

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.

The Legal Industrial Placement is the ultimate opportunity to kick start your legal career by gaining valuable hands-on experience in a very exciting and fast-paced sector. The Legal Team strive to provide a first class legal service which adds value to the business, assisting it to perform at its optimum both on and off the track. The remit of the Legal Team is wide and covers many areas of law including commercial contracts, regulatory, intellectual property, data protection, compliance, property and employment. The Legal Team takes a pragmatic approach to legal challenges and fosters strong relationships with stakeholders through open communication. Proactivity and innovation are integral to Legal Team’s ability to stretch to the ever-diversifying needs of the business. The successful candidate will support the Legal Team with legal and administrative tasks to contribute to reaching their goals and those of the wider business.

Key Accountabilities (Duties)

Under the supervision of the members of the Legal Team, pick up legal and administrative tasks to increase overall capacity and the assist the smooth functioning of the Legal Team. In particular:

  • confidentiality agreements;

  • queries and negotiations relating to standard purchasing terms and conditions;

  • academic collaboration agreements;

  • travel-related agreements;

  • consultancy agreements;

  • brand protection matters;

  • compliance matters (including data protection);

  • research in topical areas and summarising the same in an easily digestible format;

  • developing educational legal resources for the business;

  • assisting with the administration, maintenance and development of the Legal Team precedent contracts and other related documentation;

  • proof-reading; and

  • detecting opportunities for process improvement and innovation.

Candidate Profile

As a minimum, the successful candidate must be studying towards a law degree or PgDL in law or recently graduated.  When shortlisting applications, we are typically looking for relevant university subjects such as Commercial Law.

The successful candidate will have had experience working in an office environment (preferably in a legal context) and should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.

The following skills are key to this role:

  • excellent attention to detail;

  • strong organisational skills;

  • proven team player;

  • ability to take on feedback and improve;

  • positive ‘can do’ attitude;

  • willingness to go ‘above and beyond’; and

  • innovative mindset.


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.

We are looking for a driven individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven, demonstrable track record of working successfully within a high performing team. The Legal Team requires someone who is resilient, calm when working under pressure (especially within tight timescales), has excellent attention to detail and is extremely well organised. 

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.

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.

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.