How to write a CV for a career in motorsport

How to write a CV for a career in motorsport


NEED TO WRITE A CV for a career in motorsport BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START? 

We're here to help.


What is a CV?

Your CV (also known as Curriculum Vitae), or Résumé, is a document that showcases your skills, qualifications, work experience and shows hiring managers why you're a good candidate for the role they are recruitng for.
With so many formats available and so much information required, it is sometimes hard to know where to start, what to include, and how to set the document out.
Although there is no official way to write a CV, there are best practises to follow and hiring managers expect a certain amount of key information to be included. 
To help simplify the process, we have made a simple, free of charge, online CV builder. This allows you to quickly input your information into Motorsport Jobs, and our system then sorts and formats everything, giving you a CV you can download as a PDF and send on, or use to apply directly to jobs you find advertised on our website. 




What is a personal statement?


What is a personal statement?

Your personal statement is a short paragraph that sits at the top of your CV, below your name and contact details.

Also known as an 'about me section', this can be one of the trickiest parts to write and many job seekers get it wrong.

Thankfully, we have some top tips to assist you in getting this important stage right.

Firstly, try and break it down into three parts:

  1. About you/who you are
  2. Why you are right for the role and what value you can add to the company
  3. Your ambitions and career goals



Top tips for a motorsport CV and PERSONAL STATEMENT


Tips - Do's
  • Try and keep a personal statement under 200 words, which is roughly four sentences. 
  • If you are writing in the third person, remove prounouns.
  • Write a new personal statement for every job application.

Tips - Avoid

  • Avoid too many buzzwords
  • Avoid using too many adjectives

  • Avoid inspirational quotes






How do I write my CV for a career in motorsport?

If you would like to create your own CV in a different format, but need a template of what to include, then simply copy and paste the text below into any document and amend the text to suit your skills.



Motorsport CV template



Full Name 

Postal Address 

 Phone Number • Email Address • LinkedIn Address 

Personal Statement 

A dedicated motorsport professional with extensive experience in composite design roles, currently seeking a new position as Senior Composite Design Engineer. A highly organised and efficient individual, whose thorough and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results. Recent achievements with my current employer include the design and implementation of a key non-structural impact structure part now in use on the current car. 

Key Skills   

  • Extensive experience using CAD in high level motorsport
  • High Level of proficiency in CATIA 3DExp and Solidworks
  • Excellent understanding of implications of car performance when considering design criteria
  • Experience of composite pre-impregnated materials 

Employment History 

Job title – Company Name, Location  

(Start date – Present) 

Achievements and responsibilities:  

  • Implemented a change of … 
  • Reorganised the …. 
  • Devised and implemented a …. 
  • Helped provide a safer workplace by…. 

Job title – Company Name, Location  

(Start date – End date) 

Achievements and responsibilities:  

  • Maintaining…  
  • Development of….. 
  • Training and coaching…. 
  • Consistently met critical deadlines 


BEng/MEng Course Name – University Name, Location 

(Start date – end date) 
  • 2:1 Degree in Mechanical Engineering  

A Levels Name of 6th Form/College, Location 

(Start date – end date) 
  • Mathematics – A
  • Physics – C
  • Further Mathematics – C 

School Name 

(Start date – end date) 
  • 10 GCSEs, grade A-C, including Maths and English 

Extra Courses/Certificates 

  • Formula Student 
  • National Motorsport Academy 
  • Forklift Licence 

Hobbies & Interests  

I am involved in a local junior mechanics society, where I volunteer as a mechanic teaching assistant. I have been involved with this for two years and very much enjoy imparting my knowledge onto youngsters with a passion for automotive and motorsport mechanics.  

I also enjoy eating out, cooking, listening to and playing music and watching sports. 


References are available upon request.



Getting a great job starts with a great CV


Getting a great job starts with a great CV

We've partnered with TOP CV to provide a free of charge CV review. Simply click the link below, submit your CV and you'll be matched with an CV writer knowledgeable about our industry who will provide personalised feedback on your CV.

They can also offer a service to write (or re-write) your CV for you, which does come at an additional cost, but they guarantee to double the number of interviews you get.


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