Test and Development Industrial Placement - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team


Test & Development 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:

As a Test & Development Industrial Placement you will work within a small design group and a larger lab test group. Test & Development has a very broad remit, and you will get the opportunity to support in the design and delivery of projects for the equipment used to test and sign off car components and set up and run the F1 car at the track. You will be working with 3D CAD models, assemblies and produce 2D drawings, with supporting definitions and documentations for manufacturing information. There will be the opportunity todiscuss technical concepts and find solutions to problems by applying your interpretive skills, attention to detail and dependable judgment. If you’re inspired by world class engineering and the pursuit of excellent – this is a great place to start.

We are looking for engineers who are interested and passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning and developing. A passion for engineering excellence, learning how things work and making them better is vital. 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.

Successful candidates will have:


  • At least one year left on your studies at the time of taking up the placement in July 2024.
  • A strong academic background in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • High motivation and a can-do attitude is essential to keep up with the fast-paced nature of this role.
  • Confident in hand calculations to support designs prior to potential FE work.


  • CAD experience.
  • Experience with 3Dx and FEA.
  • Have contributed to the continuous improvements of being in a racing team.
  • Has taken part in extracurricular activities, for example; volunteer work, part of a sporting team or play a musical instrument at a high level.


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.

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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