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Applied Science Industrial Placement


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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 rising star George Russell.

As an Industrial Placement student, you will be an integral part of the Applied Science team. Applied Science focuses on non-F1 projects and has an impressive client portfolio which means the work is varied, challenging and exciting. Ingenuity, lateral thinking and problem solving are just some of the requirements that you will need but a keenness to participate with and learn from the existing team is paramount. 

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As part of the team your key accountabilities could include:

  • Design of complex mechanical parts and assemblies using 3D CAD tools
  • Produce documentation supporting design activities
  • Carry out FEA on parts and assemblies
  • Supporting team members with component/assembly testing
  • Liaison with other areas of the team
  • Coordinate the inclusion of parts and assemblies into larger systems which may involve hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics

Candidate profile:

You will have a strong background in mechanical engineering or physics-based disciplines and have some knowledge of 3D CAD. Commitment and a focussed approach will be required along with attention to detail whilst working in a fast paced and challenging environment.

It does not matter whether or not you already have an interest in motorsport: we are looking for candidates who are passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning. Whatever your background, 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.


We offer a competitive package including bonus, free on-site gym, subsidised restaurant facilities, generous discounts from our sponsors, Christmas & Summer parties.

We are highly focused on equal opportunities and pride ourselves on our strong, inclusive values and culture.

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Job ID Number: REQ-220573
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 2nd, 2022
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 13 months
  • Brackley (Northamptonshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Physics

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