Aero Test Facilities - Industrial Placement - 2021 Intake

What we are looking for:

  • Highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts.
  • Passion for engineering, innovation and technology.
  • Candidates with a wealth of work experience who have gone the extra mile to absorb knowledge and gain experience along the way.
  • Someone who is ready for the challenge! With our placements, you are a fully involved member of the team from day one. Your work counts, you have an impact on our success.

We are currently looking for an Aero Test Facilities Industrial Placement to start in August 2021 for 12 months. This placement would be suitable for students with a strong mathematical ability from Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Motorsport Engineering courses. Aero Test Facilities is an extremely interesting and exciting department which is involved in experimental analysis of the aerodynamic development of our F1 car, ranging from collecting and analysing performance data to testing and designing 60% scale model systems.

What to expect:

Being part of the team from day one, getting involved, the more questions you ask the more you will gain from your experience. Working with highly skilled and experienced engineering professionals, graduates who you can learn and develop with. It is important to know that many of our industrial placements have been successful in obtaining graduate roles on completion of their degree.

Student Placement Application Process:  

When shortlisting student placement applications we look for relevant subjects at University as advised above. Students will have a minimum of two years’ experience at University before the placement starts. It is also essential that you should return to your course for a minimum of one year following completion of the placement. We are unable to accept applications from students in their final year of their university studies.

In addition to the above, active participation in programmes such as Formula Student and F1 in schools may be an advantage, as well as demonstrating an active interest in leisure activities. We also heavily encourage applicants to let us know of any engineering work experience.  We celebrate the fact we are an engineering company, this is our passion.

When applying for student placements opportunities, all students are expected to submit a covering letter along with a Curriculum Vitae containing the following information:

  • Your current career aims and how you plan to achieve them
  • Subjects that you are currently taking and plan to take
  • Relevant leisure pursuits and activities
  • Why work experience with the Company would be beneficial to you
  • Demonstrate that you are the best person to be selected

Students that are shortlisted will be invited to attend a virtual assessment day. The virtual assessment days are scheduled to take place at the end of October or beginning of November. We will obtain academic references as part of the selection process.


Applications for the student placement programmes should be uploaded through our website by visiting Your application will be acknowledged and we will update you with your progress via email during the process. We will not accept applications which are not submitted through our website, any paper-based applications will be returned to the sender with a copy of our policy.

Closing Date: 12th October

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.

Please note that we cannot give applicants individual feedback unless they have attended the assessment day at Williams.