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The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, based out of Brackley, UK, brings together over 1,300 dedicated and determined people that design, develop, manufacture, and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner, George Russell.

Within the Teams Applied Science division, we apply Formula One talent to customer projects, and it is within this division that we now have opportunities to join as part of our Applied Science Graduate scheme. This is a truly unique opportunity to work with outstanding individuals who bring their passion and determination to work each day.

As part of this graduate scheme, you will work on exciting projects and be able to immerse yourself into the learning and experiences of a truly high-performing team.

Using a creative, analytical approach alongside detailed design work, you will support senior engineers with large projects as well as projects of your own. Supported and mentored by experienced engineers, you will develop your skills and knowledge, connecting the theory you have learnt into practice.

Within this role, we are looking for graduate engineers who have an open and curious mind, a creative approach to engineering problems and are keen to develop themselves further in a demanding team orientated role.

The role

  • Supporting senior group members with large mechanical/composite design projects.
  • Assisting with the design and development of innovative components and solutions.
  • Generating 3D models, Assemblies and 2D drawings including defining and documenting manufacturing information.
  • Design and drawing of supporting equipment such as tooling.
  • Ownership of your components from design, through testing, to implementation on the race car.

What we are looking for

  • A strong degree (2:1 grade or equivalent is desirable) in Mechanical, Automotive, Motorsport Engineering or similar.
  • Knowledge of CATIA V5/3DX an advantage but not essential.
  • An interest in mechanical and composite design, materials, and manufacturing techniques.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High attention to detail while being able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


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.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

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 a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance, and 25 days holiday.

Recruitment process

Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). Please also indicate in your cover letter when you would be available to start. You will also complete an online application form including details of your academic study and relevant experience – please complete this in full. Following your application, you will be emailed a link to our online technical test and a psychometric test, which must also be completed.

The Hiring Manager will review your application and test scores and if successful you will be invited to the interview stage, which may be virtual or in-person.

We welcome applications from all candidates, and we may be able to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary home office requirements.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the role.

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