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8 Nov 2023

Operations Analyst - Industrial Placement 2024

🇬🇧 Wantage, UK
2+ 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.

The Company:

Since the 1970s, Williams Racing has always been associated with top-level motorsport and technical innovation. Our unique character, combined with a deep passion for racing and future-oriented thinking, has created the very essence of who we are today.

The Position:

What we are looking for:  

  • Highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts.  
  • Candidates who aspire to implement positive change.
  • Students with a passion for manufacturing, innovation and technology.  
  • Someone who is ready for the challenge! With our placements, you are an involved member of the team from day one. Your work counts, you have an impact on our success.  
  • Great team players, good communicators who are willing to develop relationships across the business.

What to expect:  

  • You will be working across the whole of the Operations function, in a range of different production areas. The ability to build relationships and be a team player will be vital.
  • You will assist with carrying out root cause analysis of manufacturing issues.
  • You will support Operations managers with data analysis and implementation of improvement projects, hence some experience using Excel and/or other data analysis software is desirable.
  • A highly varied and exciting job role.

Student Placement Application Process:  

Students from a variety of degrees ranging from Engineering, Manufacturing or Business are welcome to apply. 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. 


In addition to the above, candidates should have an interest in continuous improvement and some experience of data analysis. We also heavily encourage applicants to let us know about any work experience or examples of developing knowledge or learning beyond academic courses. We strive to develop well rounded people with a passion for improvement of both the business and themselves.  


When applying for student placements opportunities, all students are expected to submit a Curriculum Vitae along with a covering letter 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 work experience with the Company would be beneficial to you 
  • Demonstrate that you are the best person to be selected 


Williams is one of the world’s most famous formula one team, who thrives for engineering excellence. Located in rural Grove in Oxfordshire Williams is an exciting environment with driven, determined 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.  


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 May beginning of June with a start date of September. 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 www.williamsf1.com. 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. 

There has never been a better time to join Williams Racing as we undergo our transformation back to the top of our sport and extend our brand beyond racing to engage with audiences far beyond our traditional segmentation.

What can Williams offer?

The role comes with a competitive salary and a host of benefits that befit working for one of the most successful teams in Formula One and one of the most loved brands in British sport. We can also offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors and we also have a subsidised restaurant on site.

Application closing date:

All applications must be received by 3rd December 2023

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. 


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

The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who value diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

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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