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Manufacturing Engineering 12 Month Placement Scheme

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As a Manufacturing Engineering Placement Student you’ll have the opportunity to experience the manufacturing cycle from concept (design) to manufacturing. You will be challenged to provide innovative solutions to real engineering issues we face on the track and you will develop a broader knowledge of manufacturing and quality principles, all whilst working on real engines components within tight deadlines.

As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our Placement Students with a rotation plan which will provide exposure to a breadth of engineering within Formula 1. In addition to this, we are also leading the transfer of state-of-the-art Formula 1 technology into the revolutionary Mercedes AMG Road Car “Project One”. To do this you will have the following;

  • The autonomy to actively contribute to your team, suggesting new methods of working, challenging existing methods if other options are available.
  • The opportunity to utilise your Catia skills, working with our designs and drawings.
  • Time working with our highly skilled engineers to create solutions in order to deliver our F1 and Automotive powertrains.
  • Access to the latest technology that will stretch your capability, knowledge and skills.

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What can we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to work in a state of the art Research and Development Centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of Formula 1’s best engineers. You will get the opportunity to engineer solutions from a clean sheet, in world class facilities.

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £18,500 pa.
  • Podium bonus – based on F1 results.
  • Company lease car scheme.
  • 36 days annual leave.
  • Pension scheme, offering a 10% employer contribution.
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts.

What to do next:

  • You’ll be on track to achieve a 2.1 degree or above in a relevant engineering subject.
  • An excellent understanding of engineering first principles.
  • Previous experience working with Catia would be desirable.
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience to complement your academic studies.
  • A team player, able to build relationships across manufacturing and the wider business.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach which will enable you to develop your skills.
  • An open and innovative mind, as most of the problems we solve are not run of the mill.
  • The courage to challenge and desire to be challenged, to expand your technical knowledge and skills with a focus on continuous improvement.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 492468
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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...

  • Automotive
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Process
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems

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