Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd

Industrial Placement opportunities – Aerodynamics - 2018 – 2019

4 weeks ago(22.12.2017 11:07 AM)
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What we are looking for:


  • Highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts.
  • Passion for engineering, innovation and technology.
  • Candidates with a wealth of work experience who have gone the extra mile to absorb knowledge and gain experience along the way.
  • Someone who is ready for the challenge! With our placements, you are a fully involved member of the team from day one. You work counts, you have an impact on our success.


We are currently looking for placements in Aero in the following areas:

1 x CFD & Software Tools. This placement is suitable for students studying for a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar

1 x Methodology. This placement is suitable for students studying for a degree in Mechanical Engineering Aeronautical Engineering, or similar.

1 x Development Aerodynamics. This placement is suitable for students studying for a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Aerodynamics or similar.



What to expect:


Being part of the team from day one, getting involved, the more questions you ask the more you will gain from your experience. Working with highly skilled and experienced engineering professionals, graduates who you can learn and develop with. It is important to know that many of our industrial placements have been successful in obtaining graduate roles on completion of their degree.


Students taking part in the student placement programmes can be accommodated in our Aerodynamics, Design, Vehicle Science, Test Facilities Departments and Race Operations. We do not offer student placements on our Race, Test Teams or Marketing Department. If you are interested in Williams Advanced Engineering placement opportunities please visit their careers page.


Student Placement Application Process:


When shortlisting student placement applications we look for relevant subjects at University in as advised above. Students will have a minimum of two years experience at University before the placement starts. It is also essential that you should return to your course for a minimum of one year following completion of the placement. We are unable to accept applications from students in their final year of their university studies.


In addition to the above, active participation in programmes such as Formula Student and F1 in schools may be an advantage, as well as demonstrating an active interest in leisure activities such as go-karting, restoring or working on cars, or building working models of cars and planes. We also heavily encourage applications to let us know any engineering work experience we celebrate the fact we are an engineering company, this is our passion.


When applying for student placements opportunities, all students are expected to submit a covering letter along with a Curriculum Vitae containing the following information:


  • Your current career aims and how you plan to achieve them
  • Subjects that you are currently taking and plan to take
  • Relevant leisure pursuits and activities
  • Why work experience with the Company would be beneficial to you
  • Demonstrate that you are the best person to be selected


Those students that are shortlisted will be invited to attend an assessment day. Assessment days are scheduled to take place in February at our site in Grove. We will obtain academic references as part of the selection process.


Arrangements for Travel and Accommodation:


It is expected that the student takes sole responsibility for making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.




Applications for the student placement programmes should be uploaded through our website by visiting www.williamsf1.com. Your application will be acknowledged and we will update you with your progress via email during the process. We will not accept applications which are not submitted through our website, any paper-based applications will be returned to the sender with a copy of our policy.


Note: Due to the short-term nature of both work experience placements and student placements we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have entitlement to live or work in the United Kingdom.


Please note that we cannot give applicants individual feedback unless they have attended the assessment day at Williams.


Closing Date: 31st January 2018


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