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Materials Engineering 12 month Placement Scheme

Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

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At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 12 month Materials Engineering Placement programme which will tap into your passion and determination to win, giving you a real opportunity to contribute to our success story. You will be an integral part of our Engineering Team, and using strong first principles engineering you will be expected to overcome engineering challenges throughout the Hybrid Power Unit’s lifecycle, from initial concept to on track performance. As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our Placement Students, by providing exposure to the breadth of engineering within Formula 1, Formula E and Project ONE; 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.

What do we need from you?

  • Curious, tenacious and driven individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment
    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
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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

What can we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to work in a state of the art Technology Centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of the world’s best engineers. You will get the opportunity to engineer solutions in world class facilities and, having been thoroughly proven at our Technology Centre. You will be able to see your ideas raced in F1 or Formula E, or powering the revolutionary Project ONE hypercar.

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £20,000pa
  • Collective bonus
  • Company lease car scheme
  • 36 days' annual leave
  • Access to a generous pension scheme
  • Onsite Gym
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 31st, 2021
  • £20,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Brixworth
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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