Industrial Placement - Design

Do you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team who are collaborating to create the next winning Formula 1 car and make their way back to the top of the Formula 1 constructors’ championship?

Williams is one of the world’s most famous formula one teams, who thrive on teamwork, respect and engineering excellence. Located in rural Grove in Oxfordshire, Williams is an exciting environment with driven, supportive and ambitious people. At Williams you will be supported in your role by industry experts and work with the most up to date technologies. Your work will count and have an impact on the car and the future success of Williams.

What we are looking for:  
• Highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts.  
• Passion for engineering, innovation, creativity and technology.  
• Someone who shares a common interest and is ready to work together to win! With our placements, you are a fully involved member of the team from day one. Your work counts, you have an impact on our team’s success.  

When shortlisting student placement applications for a Design Engineer we look for relevant subjects at University in subjects such as design for manufacture, mechanical design, Formula Student or a similar related subject. 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/candidates who are not currently studying at university.

In addition to the above, candidates with a passion to find out how things are designed or work, want to find design solutions and have exciting challenges in a fast paced environment, this is for you. You don’t have to have a specific Interest in Formula 1 we are looking for people with a keen interest in STEAM subjects and creative minds and knowledge to develop the next winning Formula 1 car.

Application Process:
The application process will consist of submitting a CV, covering letter and answering some initial questions. Your CV will go through screening with our resourcing team and the hiring managers. Once selected you will be invited to an assessment centre which is likely to be held virtually.

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 you would make the ideal candidate for the role  

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: 14 October 2021

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.