Industrial Placement - Production Control

The company:


Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

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 applications for the Production Control Placement we look for relevant subjects such as Engineering, Manufacturing or Business.

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.


The successful candidate will join our Production Control Team and will support high-level capacity planning to feed the Car Program planning process. Throughout the placement you will be supported and mentored by one of our experienced Production Controllers/Production Engineers.


Some of your responsibilities would include:

  • Gather information from the relevant stakeholders to generate picklists in the ERP system, to support the release of work to the shopfloor.

  • Make any required changes or updates to existing WO packs already on the shopfloor (e.g. updated drawings to reflect revision changes).

  • Expedite key orders through the business, tracking their location and moving them between departments as required.


In addition to the above, we look for candidates who are creative, have a keen eye for detail, enjoy problem solving and are excellent team players. You don’t need to have a specific interest in motorsport to apply, we are looking for people with a keen interest in STEM subjects.


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  


Closing dates for applications: Sunday 16th April 2023


What can Williams offer?


The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.


Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

Williams Racing