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8 Nov 2023

Quality Engineering - 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.

Job Title: Industrial Placement – Quality Engineer

Reports To: Senior Quality Engineer

Direct Reports:

Department: Quality Engineering

Role Purpose:

  • Support Senior Quality Engineer in delivering projects that impact Operations.
  • Support the data driven and systematic work that supports Operations.
  • Provide a training ground for early years in motorsport to deduce individual strengths, areas of interest and career ambitions for potential future employment.

Main Duties:

  • Quality Data and Management of Quality Dashboards:
    • Conduct, report and present Non-conformance-report (NCR) data analysis and tracking.
    • Provide management and support for other departments completing their NCRs.
    • Develop reporting methods, to ensure the data provided drives better decision making for users.
    • Support NCR users by being present and reporting in relevant meetings.
  • Support Development of greater Inspection data capture:
    • Involved in projects relating to how data is captured within inspection/monitoring areas.
    • Developing a better data capture loop across the company.
  • Quality Investigations:
    • For issues identified trackside, which relate to the Operations Projects and Inspection data capture, conduct full root cause analysis.
    • Ensure the root cause analysis allows suitable assignment to those responsible.
    • Suggest, drive and/or implement preventative actions.
    • Develop/Track the impact of quality investigations.
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Creation and Management
    • Support other departments to create SOPs, ensuring they have a value of implementation
    • Support other departments on managing SOP approval loops, ensuring they have had appropriate checks.
    • Provide management and support for the implementation and release of SOPs.
    • Develop reporting methods, to ensure SOP creation, management and compliance is adhered to.
  • Continuous Improvement Projects
    • Identify suitable projects that would largely benefit the business.
    • Present and create business plans to show project scope, impact and required resource
    • Manage and support continuous improvement projects, from creation to implementation.
    • Manage and support the tracking of continuous improvement projects that have been delivered.
    • Report and present to senior leadership, on the status and success of projects and recommended next steps.

Health & Safety:

  • Ensure that at all times you take care of your health and safety and that of others by complying with health and safety obligations, particularly by reporting promptly any defects, risks or potential hazards. Ensuring that all employees are aware of and comply with the Company Health and safety requirements and policy.

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.

The position:

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.  

The role:

What to expect:  

  • Analysing Quality data and management of Quality dashboards

  • Carer of the whole physical and systematic approach to non-conforming parts.

  • Support development of greater Inspection data capture

  • Training to take on Quality Investigations

  • Support SOP creation and management

  • Managing and implementing continuous improvement projects

Core competencies:

When shortlisting student placement applications for our placement within Quality, we look for:

  • Relevant subjects at university in subjects 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.

By the time the placement begins, you must have at least one academic year of study remaining after your placement, whether this is in at undergraduate or master’s level. You must be enrolled onto this course prior to your year with us starting. When applying, please make it clear in your CV what your expected year of completion is to ensure you are correctly placed as eligible for the programme.

Core Skills:

In addition to the above, candidates should be:

  • Have an interest in continuous improvement

  • Experience in data analysis and business systems (beneficial but not required)

You don’t have to have a specific Interest in Formula 1 we are looking for people with a keen interest in STEM subjects and creative minds and knowledge to develop the next winning Formula 1 car.

We heavily encourage applications to let us know any work experience or examples of developing knowledge or learning beyond the academic course.

We strive to develop well rounded people with a passion for improvement of both the business and themselves.

Application closing date: 3rd December 2023

Application Process:

The application process will consist of submitting a CV, covering letter and answering some questions on workday. 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 which will have the option of online or 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 

  • Your expected year of graduation

Students that are shortlisted will be invited to attend an onsite or virtual assessment day. These assessment days are scheduled to take place in the first few weeks of December.

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 Industrial Placement role.

Applications for the student placement programmes 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 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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