Machine Shop Apprentice

Machine Shop Apprentice

Brackley, UK

At The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

About the role:

Are you passionate about precision engineering and eager to learn the art of machining? We’re seeking a motivated individual to join our team as a Machine Shop Apprentice. In this role, you’ll gain hands-on experience operating CNC machines, mastering tooling techniques, and contributing to high-quality manufacturing processes.

Reporting to the Machine Shop Manager, you will work within the fast-paced environment of our Machine Shop department. The successful candidate will be part of a highly skilled team of Machinists, CAM Programmers and Production Engineers, and over the course of the full Apprenticeship, will learn how to manufacture precision machined components for our Formula 1 car and customer programmes. This Apprenticeship will take part at our Formula 1 HQ in Brackley, alongside additional learning at a Technical College.

Key Skills to be developed during the Apprenticeship include:

  • The use of manual and CNC machine tools for the manufacture of precision machined components.

  • Understanding and interpreting technical drawings and developing understanding of specifications and geometrical tolerances.

  • Ability to use a wide range of measuring equipment and inspection techniques.

  • Understanding manufacturing processes and sequences.

  • Develop professional, positive relationships with all team members, with a focus on working collaboratively with all areas of the Machine Shop.

  • Safe working within general Safety, Health and Environmental guidelines with specific attention and working to Departmental Risk Assessments.

Candidate Profile:

  • Strong interest in engineering with an enquiring mind.

  • Computer literate.

  • Dependable, enthusiastic and willing to learn.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Reliable and flexible and punctual.   

  • A strong, positive work ethic with a ‘can do, team focused’ approach.

  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated and be comfortable operating within a team environment.

Qualifications Required:

  • Candidate must be eligible to complete a level 3 apprenticeship within a 42 month time frame.

  • It would be advantageous but not required if one year of a Machining/Engineering College course has been completed and further advantageous to have work experience within a similar environment.

  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above (these must include English, Maths and Science)


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. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities.

Why us:

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. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

Your application:

We will ask you to complete a short questionnaire as well as submitting a cover letter and CV.

In your cover letter that accompanies your CV, please include three short paragraphs (no longer than 100 words each) and numbers 1-3, that answer the following questions:

  • What is your understanding of the role (i.e. what do you expect to be doing over the course of the programme)

  • What is it about this role that you are specifically interested in or motivated by and why?

  • What experience and opportunity do you think you will gain from the Apprentice Programme?

NOTE – Please also ensure your CV highlights any hobbies, interests, experiences or extra-curricular activities that you think are relevant to the role.

When submitting your CV and cover letter please upload them as one PDF document.

Unternehmen / Organisation: 
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team