About

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades.

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Our Partners

Williams has always been a family-run team and the family ethos extends to our partners, who support us every step of the way during the season. Find out more about our Official Team Partners below.

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Our People

Williams is a human capital business, with a wealth of diverse and driven team members all working towards the same goal. Find out more about our people below.

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Our History

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd is founded by Frank Williams and an ambitious British engineer called Patrick Head. The company is based in an empty carpet warehouse in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and enters a purchased March chassis in order to compete in F1 during the latter half of the season.

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Abu Dhabi Test Day Two

Day two of the post-season Abu Dhabi test

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Abu Dhabi Test Day Two

Day two of the post-season Abu Dhabi test

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 695
2 FERRARI 479
3 RED BULL 312
4 MCLAREN 121
5 TORO ROSSO 118
6 RENAULT 83
7 RACING POINT 65
8 SAUBER 35
9 HAAS 28
10 WILLIAMS 1
Esports

Williams eSports will compete in a range of online sim racing competitions this season. The team’s roster of elite gamers will represent Williams, racing in series and events on multiple platforms during the year.

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Academy

If you want to improve your performance in sim racing, the Williams Esports Academy can help. Whether you're a casual gamer, stepping up to competitive series, or already an elite racer, you can benefit from the guidance of some of the best racers in the world.

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Meet Our Drivers

The elite Williams Esports roster is made up of 24 drivers from 10 countries who are among the best sim racers in the world.

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Everywhere We Compete

Williams Esports races in more than a dozen series and world championships on every major sim racing game across all three platforms, to audiences of millions.

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About Us

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. The company combines cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers, with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One.

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What We Do

The core competencies of Williams Advanced Engineering are sector agnostic and do not apply only to motorsport or even automotive. Already this expertise is being applied to sectors as diverse as retail and defence. If a company requires support in any of these areas of competence, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering can provide it.

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Motorsport

Williams Advanced Engineering has a dedicated Motorsport group. This multidisciplinary design and engineering team have supported numerous championship winning clients.

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Technology and Innovation

The people at Williams are problem solvers, tackling the most complex engineering challenges on a daily basis. Customers come to Williams for help with their new innovations.

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Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics

Williams Advanced Engineering is unique in the desire and capability to apply expertise in high level simulation and aerodynamic know-how from the pinnacle of motor racing to other sectors. Born out of Formula One, working faster than almost anyone else, customers receive an advantage of speed of response and top of the range people, hardware and software providing full aerodynamic services.

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Electrification

Williams Advanced Engineering has created very high performance batteries in the Formula E programme, at the cutting edge of battery performance and management. Formula E is a test bed for electrification and new technologies that is now being transferred into prototype vehicles and road cars in award-winning projects.

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Advanced Lightweight Structures

Williams Advanced Engineering is using its breadth of experience in lightweight materials from Formula One, where lightweighting can make a significant difference on track, and other projects to offer new ideas and solutions to industry.

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Vehicle Programmes

Working with customers, the teams at Williams Advanced Engineering set targets to define the product concept, analyse, evaluate and optimise it, before then real world development refines the result to perfection.

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Specialist Product Delivery

From productions runs of one to the low hundreds, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering are experts in the quality manufacture of high performance products across industry.

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Business Dynamics

Taking lessons from four decades of success in Formula One to help clients apply high-performance philosophies to their own organisations, Williams Advanced Engineering uses data to setup for success, views regulation changes as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage while combining an understanding of whole system dynamics with detailed analytics, bringing understanding of human performance and developing high performance teams.

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Launched and managed by Foresight Group, the Fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, combining technological expertise from Williams and Foresight's track record in financial management.

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Simulation

Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.

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Manufacturing

The Williams Advanced Engineering people and facilities deliver world-class products for the company’s own projects and for customers.

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Working with us

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, providing world class capabilities to deliver energy efficient performance to customers and address the challenges of 21st century mobility and sustainability. Williams Advanced Engineering is also constantly searching for more top talent to deliver for the company and its customers.

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Drag reduction by Williams Advanced Engineering helps JCB secure World’s Fastest Tractor record

Williams Advanced Engineering’s F1-bred expertise in aerodynamics has played an important role in JCB’s Fastrac World Record attempt. The vehicle hit a peak speed of 153.771 mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire on its way to recording an average of 135.191mph in the hands of motorbike racer, lorry mechanic and TV personality, Guy Martin.

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Drag reduction by Williams Advanced Engineering helps JCB secure World’s Fastest Tractor record

Williams Advanced Engineering’s F1-bred expertise in aerodynamics has played an important role in JCB’s Fastrac World Record attempt. The vehicle hit a peak speed of 153.771 mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire on its way to recording an average of 135.191mph in the hands of motorbike racer, lorry mechanic and TV personality, Guy Martin.

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Event Rooms

10 multi-purpose event rooms offering great flexibility for events of up to 200 guests in a modern and inspiring surrounding

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Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

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Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

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Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

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Museum & Tours

Housed in the award-winning Williams Conference Centre is Sir Frank Williams' private Williams Grand Prix Collection, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning the history of the Williams F1 team since 1978

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Gift Vouchers

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Activities

A wide range of activities are available at the Williams Conference Centre and can be used for team building and hospitality days or to enhance your events.

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Race Day Hospitality

Hosted at the Williams Conference Centre we offer a unique way to view an F1 race, with a review of qualifying, an exclusive live link up to a team member from the track, followed by the race itself

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Dining & Celebrations

We not only pride ourselves on the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, but also on our 5 star catering. Our in-house caterers offer the highest standard of cuisine, where possible using local organic suppliers and fair-trade produce

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Christmas Celebrations

The Williams Conference Center provides a winning formula for your Christmas celebrations for up to 200 guests

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Private Dining

As part of the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, we pride ourselves on our 5 star catering

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Car History

Williams Car History

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Guardians Of Honour

Williams has an ever-growing catalogue of illustrious Grand Prix cars. Now Jonathan Williams and Dickie Stanford must dovetail this sumptuous history with the high-flying Formula 1 team of today

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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.

Williams Benefits

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

Williams Mercedes Car Scheme

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Williams Bonus scheme

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Williams Childcare Vouchers

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Williams Cybex Gym

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Williams Medical Insurance

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits

Williams Pension Life Assurance Income Protection

Pension

Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Williams Subsidised Canteen

Staff Events

Staff Events, Open Day to friends and family, Christmas Party for both employees and their children

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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