At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

As part of the Controls Systems Applied Performance team you will be involved in all aspects of the on-car control system, generating an understanding of the control systems, the mechanical systems they govern and the race driver’s interaction with the systems. You will immerse yourself in remote operational Control Systems Support of our race cars during events, providing real-time monitoring and post session analysis. You will create detailed Pre and Post event reports relating to the various performance controls systems including Race Starts, Driveability, Powertrain operation to empower the trackside controls members decisions.

  • Assisting with the development and release cycle of on-board embedded control system code using Matlab Simulink

  • On-car systems calibration and analysis using car data and metric tools using Matlab and data viewer analysis platforms

  • Functionality development of the physical and virtual control testing environments

  • Provide support for new and existing powertrain systems / components during inhouse dyno testing and support in house Virtual Track Tests

Candidate profile:

You will be aiming for a strong degree (eg. A First or 2:1) in a relevant engineering discipline with some specialisation in control systems. You will have awareness of applications such as Matlab, Simulink, and be very proficient in Office-based tools use and programming (Excel).

I passion for motorsport is an advantage however, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning. Whatever your background and motorsport interest, we believe that you will find your placement with us a memorable and enriching experience.

Flexibility in hours, enthusiasm to support F1 race weekend work is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team-playing’ attitude and the ability to work to strict deadlines under minimal supervision.


We offer a competitive package including bonus, free on-site gym, subsidised restaurant facilities, generous discounts from our sponsors, Christmas & Summer parties and opportunities to work with our factory Race Support team.

We are highly focused on equal opportunities and pride ourselves on our strong, inclusive values and culture.

Recruitment timings and process:

Typically, our Industrial Placements are for a thirteen-month period with an anticipated start date of 3 July 2023.

By the time the placement begins, you must have completed a minimum of two years at university, with at least one academic year of study remaining after your placement.

Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). You will also complete an online application form including details of your academic study and relevant experience. Following your application, you will be emailed links to our online testing. The Hiring Manager will review your application and test scores and if successful you will be invited to attend a short video interview. The final stage will be an assessment centre to be held in late October / November. This may be virtual or in person. Due to the volume of applications, we only provide feedback to candidates who are invited to the final stage.

When shortlisting applications, we are looking for relevant university subjects such as a specialism in controls.

We welcome applications from all candidates and will look to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary Home Office requirements.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the Industrial Placement role.

This position is office-based, at our campus in Brackley, United Kingdom.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 23:59 British Summer Time.

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