Williams Racing

Williams Racing

About

WORKING AT WILLIAMS

Formula One is a human capital business. Without world class talent matched to a profound commitment to go beyond the definition of the normal understanding of commitment, success in Formula One would be an elusive goal.

It follows therefore that Williams' staff are its most important asset. The company prizes itself in a positive level of engagement, support and reward for its workforce, reflected in the number of employees who have served 25 years or more with the organisation.

Today Williams employs around 600 personnel at a 40ha technology campus based in the heart of the UK’s ‘Motorsport Valley’ in rural Oxfordshire. The company’s core competencies are the design and manufacture of Formula One race cars, and the deployment of this expertise in running the team’s entries into the grands prix each season.

Although Williams has expanded over recent times, we believe we have kept the family within the team and a supportive and friendly environment. Williams was founded back in 1977 by former team owner Sir Frank Williams and automotive engineer Sir Patrick Head.

We are an independent Formula One team with a philosophy and history of winning races. We have won 16 World Championship titles and 114 grands prix, making us one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport and an iconic global brand name.

Company profile type: 
Employer
Company size: 
251-1000 employees
Industry: 
Motorsport, Formula 1
WHAT WE OFFER

As part of the Company’s on-going commitment to the importance of Schools, Colleges and Universities in supplying the talented artisans, technicians, engineers and business support staff to the Formula One industry in the future, we operate an Apprenticeship scheme, work experience and student placement programme. The purpose of work experience and student placements is to encourage further study and careers in stem subjects Maths, Science, Engineering, Design and Information Technology, Media and Marketing. Our overall aim is to bring engineering and work related subjects to life, enthusing students about such subjects, and helping to equip them for their future careers, particularly in precision engineering environment such as ours. This is particularly important with the declining interest of students to pursue careers in precision engineering

APPRENTICESHIPS

Exciting opportunities are available based at our headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire. This is suited to enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for engineering, along with the confidence, belief and determination to succeed in a company that offers variety, interest and responsibility with great engineering prospects for the future.

As part of the training apprentices will, in addition to attending College, rotate throughout the Metallic and Composite Production areas of the business. Within a fast moving environment of diverse technical challenges, they will learn to interpret technical drawings and use a variety of materials and techniques, and will therefore develop a good range of hand crafting skills, as well as the ability to measure and fit components accurately. Ultimately, they will progress through the apprenticeship to take up roles within the Composites and Model Shop departments.

Applicants for both of the above positions should be committed to pursuing vocational qualifications in engineering and will receive support accordingly from the Company during the term of the apprenticeships. Applicants are expected to have a good standard of education at GCSE level including Maths and English at grade C or above and have good communication skills. A flexible attitude to work and hours is essential, as well as being a good team player.

INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENTS

Due to such high demand along with limited availability due to our company size, resources and racing commitments we are only able to accommodate a certain number of paid student placements each year. These numbers vary year on year dependent on resources. Students will work under the mentorship of an experienced team member, gaining significant experience, as well as invaluable information for final year dissertations / thesis. Along the way students will pick up a diverse range of new skills and competencies that can be universally applied in an environment that is constantly changing.

Throughout the duration of the placement, the student will have regular performance evaluations with the nominated manager to aid professional and personal development. The Company’s informal working culture will also allow the student to network with the full spectrum of people working within the team. Only students taking part in the student placement programmes can be accommodated in our Aerodynamics, Design, Test Facilities, Marketing and Media Departments. We do not offer any work experience or student placement opportunities on our Race or Test Teams. Typically we advertise these vacancies during the first University term the year before the industrial placement.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Due to our car-build commitments, work experience and short-term student placements are not available between October and April each year. Additionally, we are not able to accommodate work experience students for periods longer than one week.

TASTER WEEK

"Taster Week" to secondary school students titled "Five days in the life of Williams." This programme can accommodate students and is designed to provide an insight into the diverse range of skills and occupations required by the Company to produce a Formula One racing car. This programme therefore is ideal in assisting students to make the right career, apprenticeships and/or future subject choices. This programme takes place at the end of July each year. Note: Due to the short term nature of both work experience placements and student placements we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have entitlement to live or work in the United Kingdom. It is also expected that the student or their family takes sole responsibility for making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.

 

 

Company Benefits: 

ad hoc Discounts
Attractive car schemes
Bonus Schemes
Childcare Vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Free onsite gym & exercise classes
Group Income Protection
Health cash plan
Holidays, additional holidays with service
Life Assurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Pension
Private Medical Insurance
Subsidised Onsite Canteen

Address information

Williams Racing
Grove
Wantage
OX12 0DQ

Company Locations

Wantage OX12, UK 10/15/2021
Test Engineer | Test Technician | R & D Test Engineer | Test Engineers | Prototype

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s most established 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. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level Motorsport since the 1960s.

The position:

Wantage OX12, UK 10/15/2021
Stores / Parts coordinator | Inventory Control | Inventory Controller

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s most established 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. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level Motorsport since the 1960s.

The position:

Wantage OX12, UK 10/15/2021
Mechanical Inspector | Inspection jigs | Manufacturing | Inspector / Quality Control

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s most established 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. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

The position:

Wantage OX12, UK 10/15/2021
Technicians | Assembler | Laminator | Manufacturing | Assembly Assistant

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 team. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning Grands Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

The position:

Wantage OX12, UK 10/15/2021
Technicians | Assembler | Laminator | Manufacturing | Assembly Assistant

The company:
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. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level Motorsport since the 1960s.