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MOTORSPORT JOBS

CAREER ADVICE SERVICE 

 

One-to-one career advice meetings provide professional information, advice, and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training, and work at any stage of your career.

HOW THE SERVICE WORKS
 
1) SELECT YOUR PREFERRED MEETING SLOT FROM THE CALENDAR
2) CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING USING OUR SECURE CHECKOUT
3) YOU WILL RECEIVE A GOOGLE MEET LINK TO JOIN YOUR ONE-TO-ONE
 

It's that simple...

 

 

 

You will have the opportunity to discuss your priorities, talk about support requirements and additional learning needs.

 

SKILLS ASSESSMENT

We can help you assess your skills and identify your strengths and areas for development to help you progress in motorsport.

 

FIND A JOB

We can provide you with information about different jobs in the motorsport sector, including what they involve and whether they might be a good fit for you.

 

CV DEVELOPMENT

We will help you develop your CV and make it stand out to potential motorsport employers.

 

INTERVIEW SKILLS

We provide guidance on how to prepare for interviews and how to perform well in them.

 

JOB SEARCH

We can provide advice and support for your application process.

 

 

Coming into the world of motorsport can be a daunting challenge, especially if you have no previous experience or connections to the sport, we are here to help you take your first steps on the motorsport ladder.

ONE-TO-ONE MEETING

£42

  • Detailed 'get to know you segment'
  • Full CV review
  • Additional engineering tips & tricks
  • Q&A session

PADDOCK PASS

sold out

  • 1x Work Experience weekend
  • Welcome pack in the post
  • 2 x one hour sessions 
  • Anytime email support for 3 months
Premium

ULTIMATE PASS

SOLD OUT

  • 1x Work Experience weekend
  • 1x Networking event ticket
  • 3 x one hour sessions
  • Anytime email support for 6 months

YOUR EXPERT CAREER ADVISOR

 

Your one-to-one career advice meeting will be an hour meeting with Ollie Walsh, founder of Pitlane Development, a former race mechanic and current automotive and motorsport engineer.

 

Pitlane Development are dedicated to giving individuals a strong foundation for individuals to begin their career within the motorsport industry. Our confidential sessions aim to improve both your soft skills and workplace skills. Whilst our 1-2-1 sessions are online we also focus largely on providing our clients with hands on trackside experience.

 

With 12 years high level motorsport experience behind us we offer industry leading advice, services and guidance to the next generation of motorsport professionals. This will help you to kickstart your motorsport careers in a way that was never previous possible.

 

 

 

 

OLLIE WALSH                  

PITLANE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

MOTORSPORT EXPERIENCE

McLaren Honda F1, Williams F1, Aguri FE, Roborace, McLaren GT, RTR Vehicles, OXA Autonomy

 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

12

 

KEY SKILLS

Motorsport Mechanic, Motorsport Engineer, Performance Engineer, Data Analysis, Control Systems, Electrical Diagnosis, Operational Planning, HV Systems

 

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

My love of cars began when I was 8 years old watching the F1 with my dad. This inspired me to start karting and cemented in my mind that I wanted to be involved within the motorsport world.

ONE-TO-ONE MEETING BOOKING CALENDAR

SELECT THE SESSION TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK FROM THE CALENDER BY CLICKING THE TROLLY ICON.

SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY.

E.g., 13 Jun 2024

FAQs

Have a question about our services? We already may have the answer that you are looking for with these FAQs. 

CAN YOU GET ME WORK EXPERIENCE?

Put simply, yes! Pitlane Development have a great relationship with a number contacts throughout the motorsport and automotive world. The paddock pass is specifically designed to help anyone over the age of 16 gain trackside work experience with one of our partner teams.

If your interested in getting some work experience complete the form by following the link below. Be sure enquire specifically about the paddock pass.

CAN YOU GUARANTEE ME A JOB?

The simple answer is no. Unfortunately nothing is ever guaranteed in life. Our aim at Pitlane Development is to coach, guide and support you in the best way possible to help you start your motorsport career. We work with people on an individual basis to really understand how you work as a person.

Our Paddock & Ultimate Pass gives clients the opportunity to get their motorsport career off to the best possible start. It combines a mixtures of soft and practical skills. To learn more about our services click on the link below:

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO DO WORK EXPERIENCE?

Due to insurance restrictions we are not able to offer trackside work experience to anyone under the age of 16 years old. We are working on a junior level package that will allow under 16’s to gain practical motorsport experience from the comfort of their home. This is due to be launched in 2024.

In the meantime, we can offer you the normal 1-2-1 service. The only difference is you will need to be with a Parent/Guardian during the Google meet call. Pitlane Development have a current and valid Advanced DBS check and are part of the UK governments annual update service.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I COMPLETE MY PURCHASE FOR A ONE-TO-ONE?

You will receive an email with information required for joining the one-to-ones, what to bring with you, and any other information you need. An email address for your personal contact will be provided in case you have any further questions. A Google meet link will be sent once the booking as been made.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I COMPLETE MY PURCHASE FOR WORK EXPERIENCE?

You will receive an email with all information and an email address for your personal contact. Someone will then contact you to make further arrangements.

DO YOU PROVIDE A VAT RECEIPT?

Yes, you will receIve a full vat receipt/invoice after completing payment.

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

You can pay online securely using credit or debit card of PayPal.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY ONE-TO-ONE MEETING?

We advise that you bring a notepad and pen. 

WILL SOMEONE CONTACT ME AFTER I PURCHASE MY PACKAGE?

Yes, you will receive an email with our contact details when you complete your booking and another email with a Google Meet link if you selected a one-to-one meeting. If you purchased a work experience package you will receive a separate email and phone call to discuss in more detail.

DO THE PRICES DISPLAYED INCLUDE VAT?

Yes, prices are inclusive of VAT

WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE?

The passes have the following restrictions and rules applied.

(a) 1-2-1’s must be completed within the time period set by the length of the email support. For example; the paddock pass includes 2x 1-2-1 sessions and 3 months of email support. Therefore the sessions must be completed within 3 months of purchasing the pass. If the sessions are not used in this time period they will be forfeited. This is also non refundable.

(b) Clients must complete a minimum of 1x 1-2-1 before attending either a networking event or a race weekend. If the first session has not been completed in the allotted time frame the client will receive a 50% refund.

(c) The race weekend experience that clients are assigned is based on a number of factors. This includes their current experience level, location and performance during the 1-2-1 sessions. Pitlane Development takes a zero tolerance policy towards bullying and discrimination of any kind from both the client and the partner race team. If you have any negative experience during your weekend please raise it immediately to us at info@pitlanedevelopment.co.uk.

(d) Pitlane Development will provide insurance, a risk assessment, indemnity waivers and media consent forms to the client prior to the race weekend. The last 3 must be read and signed prior to the race weekend.

(e) Pitlane Development will not cover the clients transport and accommodation costs during the weekend but will cover tickets and sustenance during the event. Pitlane Development will also provide team kit that must be returned after the event is completed.

PITLANE DEVELOPMENT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO EVICT THE CLIENT FROM THE RACE WEEKEND IF THEY FEEL THE CLIENT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE POINTS ABOVE. In this instance any outstanding activity’s on the pass will be cancelled. This is non refundable to the client.

Motorsport Jobs standard Terms of Service can be found HERE.

PITLANE DEVELOPMENT

5.0      23 reviews

 

 

 

 

 Joanna Floyd

    

My son Jack (16) had his first excellent 60 mins 1-2-1 session with Ollie last week. He said the session was hugely informative, very interesting and got him even more excited about the world of motorsport engineering - we feel so lucky to have found Pitlane Development as getting experience or first hand knowledge of roles has been pretty tricky for us to date. Thank you SO SO MUCH!!

  Curtis Jeffery

    

Had a 1-1 session with Ollie to see whether or not the full package that was available would be worth it, and needless to say after talking to Ollie, I will be booking the full package. He's very knowledgeable in the field and provided excellent insight in to possible career options along with advice on how to get there, would absolutely recommend having the opportunity to have a conversation with him.

 William Ofosuhene

    

Very easy to talk to, gave very good advice on how to gain experience in the motorsport industry, and provided useful feedback on my CV. I'm now feeling much more confident about pursuing a career in motorsport.

 Evie Holdcroft

    

I recently had a 1-1 session with Ollie, which was super insightful and really worthwhile. It was great to discuss potential future job options as well as opportunities for the near future. I was given some great pointers as where to start, as well as some contacts, which is really useful!! Thanks again!!

 Alex14elma

    

I booked several 1-2-1 sessions and I am extremely happy with the whole experience. Not only these sessions helped to massively improve my CV, my cover letter and my linkedIn profile but also gave me a better understanding of how I can successfully seek and apply for a motorsport job. Finally, the real life work experience that you will be offered is amazing and unique, something that you can't find easily. Totally recommend it.