Electronics Student Placement (2023/24)

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Red Bull Technology have exciting opportunities for undergraduate students to spend a year as part of our Electronics team. The placements will run from the summer of 2023 for one year and offer the opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and apply your knowledge in an open and dynamic environment.

Based on our Milton Keynes campus, this placement opportunity will give you full exposure to real Formula 1 engineering. Working closely with the Design and Production functions of the department, you’ll be producing on-car and off-car hardware solutions to meet the requirements of our racing team and other functions across the business.

The main accountabilities of the role are:

  • Designing on-car hardware solutions, pit gear and rig equipment
  • Creating loom and sensor drawings, system diagrams, build documentation, process definitions, and 3D CAD models
  • The use of a wide range of test equipment in our Test and Inspection facility
  • Performing fault investigations on sensors, actuators and systems
  • Assisting, where required, in all general workshop and car build tasks
  • You should also be prepared to carry out hands-on tasks

CAD Training will be provided. You will be supported by experienced Electronics Design Engineers and Electrical Systems Design Engineers as required.

Candidates should be studying towards an Electrical / Electronics’ related degree or a Mechanical Engineering degree (preferably with an interest in Electronics) and should be computer literate.

To be eligible for this placement, applicants must currently be undertaking higher education and shall be returning to higher education to study for at least 1 year after their placement year. Confirmation of this should be in place at time of application. Please do not apply if you do not fall within these requirements.

To be considered for this Student Placement, please apply to this advert and submit both your CV and a one-page cover letter.

Application closing date 2359 (GMT) 17th November 2022.

*Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered*


Not only is this a great undergraduate student placement opportunity but also a fantastic team to work for. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as health care, company contributed pension, on site gym, free daily lunch allowance plus many more……