Work Experience for 2020
As part of our on-going commitment to developing the best emerging talent, we are proud to advertise places on our exciting Work Experience programme for 2020. The purpose of work experience is to raise awareness of the role within engineering, and to encourage young people to explore roles within engineering and the wider STEM industry. Our aim is to bring engineering and business subjects to life, enthuse students about the options out there, and help to equip them for their future careers, particularly in a precision engineering environment such as ours.
We receive a considerable amount of applications and due to such high demand, paired with limited availability due to our team size, resources and racing commitments, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of students each year.
Alongside the Work Experience Programme, we run a “Taster Week”, also known as “Five days in the life of Williams” and can accommodate 10 students. This week is designed to provide an insight into the diverse range of skills and occupations required to produce a Formula One racing car. It is designed to assist students in choosing the right career path, apprenticeship and/or future subject choices. Taster Week takes place in July each year (dates tbc once the race calendar is finalised).
Due to our car-build commitments, Work Experience is not available between October and April each year. Additionally, we are not able to accommodate Work Experience students for periods of longer than one-week.
Work Experience can be held in departments such as Composites, Hydraulics, Model Shop and Prototype and Test. We are unfortunately unable to offer any work experience in our Race/Support, Design Office or Marketing.
Application Process: when short-listing Work Experience and Taster Week applications we would expect students to be studying relevant subjects, and to have achieved strong academic results in Maths, English, Science, Art, Design and Mechanical. Active participation in programmes such as F1 in Schools or Formula Student is an advantage as is evidence of interest in leisure activities such as go-karting, restoring or working on cars, building working models of cars and planes.
The closing date for all Work Experience and Taster Week applications is Friday 20th December 2019. Shortlisting will take place between January and February 2020 and those students shortlisted will be contacted to advise of next steps. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of March 2020. This timeline takes into account our busy car-build period and pre-season preparation.
Would Work Experience or Taster Week suit me? If you’re interested in engineering and love subjects like science, technology, engineering and maths, then please do apply!
Successful candidates are:
- Passionate about engineering
- Enthusiastic, interested and eager to learn new things
- An interest in subjects such as maths, science, technology and engineering
- Hard-working and good at thinking on their feet
- Polite and helpful – you’ll be helping out so should try hard to make yourself a valuable member of the team
- Good listeners – during your placement there will be lots of new information to take in
Travel and Accommodation:
Students must take sole responsibility for making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements. Health and Safety training on manual handling and fire safety will be provided on the student’s first day as part of the induction process. The student will also be protected under the company’s Employer Liability and Public Liability Insurance. Note: Due to the short-term nature of both Work Experience and Taster Week placements we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have entitlement to live or work in the United Kingdom and we can only accept applications via www.williamsf1.com/careers.
Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website www.williamsf1.com/careers.
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