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Materials Engineering 12 Month Placement Scheme

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As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our Placement Students, by providing exposure to the breadth of engineering within Formula 1, and working closely with many teams throughout the business to help continually improve our Power Unit.

As a Materials Engineering Placement Student you will have the opportunity to play a key role within a team of specialist engineers, working on understanding the relationship between the structures we need to create, and the properties of a material to support performance and manufacturing feasibility. You’ll work to develop the key materials technologies, in order to enable continued performance and durability development of the Hybrid Power Unit.

You will have the autonomy to actively contribute by managing your own materials research and development project work, enhancing your materials characterisation skills with access to a wide variety of equipment.

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What can we offer you?

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a fast paced environment, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of Formula 1’s best engineers. You will get the opportunity to engineer solutions in world class facilities and, having been thoroughly proven at our Technology Centre, see your ideas raced in Formula One.

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £18,500 pa.
  • Podium bonus based on F1 results.
  • Company lease car scheme.
  • 36 days annual leave.
  • Access to a generous pension scheme.
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts.

What do we need from you?

  • To be on track to achieve a 2.1 degree, or above, in a relevant Materials Engineering / Metallurgy or related degree.
  • A strong academic background in relevant A-Level disciplines, for example maths or sciences (or equivalent qualification).
  • An excellent understanding of engineering first principles.
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience to complement your academic studies.
  • Self-motivated, thorough engineers that are adaptable, creative and innovative.
  • The courage to challenge and desire to be challenged, to expand your technical knowledge and skills.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 492461
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Brixworth (Northamptonshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Materials/Minerals

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