Data Quality Industrial Placement (Ref REQ-220577)

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.

Through a placement in Data Quality, you will make a significant contribution to enabling the team to learn at a greater rate by improving the quality of data available. You will join a small and dynamic team and use your innate curiosity and creativity to quickly understand technical problems and contribute to their solution. Over the course of a thirteen-month placement, you will collaborate with other technology areas. This may include devising and following experiments, analysing experimental data, and improving our capability to produce accurate and reliable measurements.

Skills you could learn during your placement:

  • Understanding experimental testing procedures and measurement capabilities

  • Planning experimental testing with data quality in mind

  • Optimising applications of the latest sensor technology

  • Interpreting data, relating this to the physics of the problem and presenting conclusions e.g., using visualisations

  • Automating processes and analysing data in Python or MATLAB

  • Generating statistical metrics to quantify data quality

Candidate profile:

The Data Quality project portfolio spans across many technical areas, so we’re interested in candidates from a range of technical disciplines (e.g., Engineering, Electronics, Maths, Physics, Computer Science). An innate curiosity is fundamental to this role, as is an aptitude to understand complex problems and a determination to continually learn and improve. Whether you’re passionate about data analysis, mechanical testing, or electronic design we’re eager to hear about the unique skills and interests you can bring to the role. In return, we’ll support your development, encourage your interests, and help you to grow as valued member of the team.

It does not matter whether you already have an interest in motorsport: We are looking for individuals 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.

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.