Creative Design Industrial Placement - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team


Creative Design Industrial Placement

Brackley, United kingdom

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 Grand Prix winner George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

About the Role:

The graphic design industrial placement is the ultimate opportunity to kick start your creative design career by gaining valuable hands-on experience in a very exciting and fast-paced sector.

The Brand and design team strive to provide first-class creatives which adds value to the business, assisting it to visually perform at its optimum and stand out both on and off the track.

The remit of the brand and design team is wide and covers many areas of design including all brand, trackside, internal, clothing, social, hospitality, interiors, and commercial design elements.

Proactivity and innovation are integral to the brand and design team’s ability to stretch to the ever-diversifying needs of the business. The successful candidate will support the brand design team with creative projects to contribute to reaching their goals and those of the wider business.

Successful candidates will have:


  • Creativity
  • Innovative mindset
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of industry leading design software
  • Determination to achieve and succeed
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressured environment
  • Consistency with all work undertaken
  • Excellent organisation skills that support the rest of the team
  • Motivated to be involved in the maintenance and advancement of design standards
  • A willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve.


  • Interest in Motorsport
  • Video and/or 3D design skills
  • Print knowledge

Skills you could gain from your placement include:

  • Understanding the different creative design avenues within an F1 team
  • Deeper understanding of industry standard design process’s
  • Experience working within a design team
  • Deeper understanding of software and their uses
  • Experience of project and time management


Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including private medical cover, annual heath assessments, life assurance, 25 days holiday and a trackside familiarisation day.

Why us:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

We welcome applications from everyone and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best and most talented individuals. We will look to provide sponsorship to candidates who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary Home Office requirements.

Recruitment timings and process:

Typically, our Industrial Placements are for a thirteen-month period starting in July 2024.

By the time the placement begins, you must have at least one academic year of study remaining after your placement.

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

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

Please submit your cover letter and CV as one PDF. Candidates will also be asked to complete our Industrial Placement questionnaire as part of the application process. You may apply for more than one placement but please note that you will have to complete the questionnaire for each application.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 23:59 British Summer Time.

Click here to apply today, or via the apply button below!

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