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15 Nov 2023

Graduate Business Associate - 2024

🇬🇧 Wantage, UK
Full Time
0+ years exp.

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.

Williams Racing is pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for our 2024 Williams Business Graduate Scheme.

Please note: This application requires a covering letter, no more than 500 words, answering the following question:

Looking at the current strategic trajectory of Williams Racing as a business, how do you feel you can add value as part of this graduate program?

The role:

As a Business Associate at Williams Racing, you will have the amazing opportunity to experience how an F1 team operates on a two-year rotational scheme, with a view to finding a permanent role in an area that best suits you (subject to business need) at the end of the scheme.

During your time on the scheme, we will work with you and the business to look at suitable rotational opportunities within the business management functions. This could include time in; factory operations, finance, planning & project management, and HR.

Role Requirements:

When shortlisting Business Associate applications, we look for:

  • You will be graduating in the summer of 2024 or have graduated in the past year

  • You will have achieved (or on track to achieve) a great result in your degree subject and have a strong academic background.

  • We accept degrees from any discipline background for this role

Core Skills:

In addition to the above, candidates should have:

  • A ‘can-do’ attitude

  • A logical and analytical approach to problems

  • The ability to collaborate and relationship build with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally within the business

  • A drive toward process improvement

Application closing date: 3rd December 2023

Application Process:

  • CV

  • Cover letter, answering the following question:

Looking at the current strategic trajectory of Williams Racing as a business, how do you feel you can add value as part of this graduate program?

The application process will consist of submitting a CV, covering letter, and answering some questions on workday. You are able to include a cover letter the CV section of your application if workday, as an additional attachment. Your CV will go through an initial screening with our talent acquisition team. You will then be invited to complete an online psychometric testing where you will have 72 hours to complete. The results of these tests, in addition to your application will then go through a further screening by our talent acquisition team and hiring managers. Once selected you will be invited to an assessment centre.

Candidates that are shortlisted will be invited to attend an onsite assessment day. These assessment days are scheduled to take place early 2024.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you need a good level of written and spoken English in the role.

Applications should be uploaded through our career’s website via workday. We will not accept applications which are not submitted through our website, any paper-based applications will be appropriately disposed of.    

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

What we offer:

Alongside a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to:

  • Performance based bonus scheme

  • 26 days holiday, with the option to buy additional days

  • Free onsite gym, including free fitness classes

  • Subsidised canteen

  • 4 x discounted car schemes

  • Pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Private medical care and health cash plan

  • Travel insurance

  • Corporate discounts

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

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