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.
Are you interested in a career in F1 or motorsport? Have a passion for Maths, Science, Engineering, Design and Information Technology, Media or marketing? Our aim is to bring Engineering and work-related subjects to life, enthusing students about such subjects, and helping to equip them for their future careers, particularly in a high performance, precision engineering environment such as ours.
Our work experience weeks are designed to provide an insight into the diverse range of skills and occupations required by an F1 team to produce a racing car. This programme therefore is ideal in assisting students to make the right career, apprenticeship and/or future subject choices.
The programme is only run on select weeks throughout the year. The 2024 dates can be found below. When applying you will need to indicate which of the dates you are available for. If you are available for more than one, then please state this.
When short-listing Work Experience applications we are looking for students with passion and drive with a willingness to learn. We want to hear all about your interests, what is your why and what it is that gets you up in the morning.
All students are expected to submit a covering letter, CV or whatever medium reflects them best, to answer the following questions:
Please convert your cv/cover letter/powerpoint to pdf before submitting to the cv section.
The closing date for all Work Experience applications is 2nd February 2024. Shortlisting will take place in February and March 2024, with those students shortlisted invited to take part in the next stage during this period. We may also obtain academic references as part of the selection process in regard to behaviour and attitude. The outcome of all applications will be notified by the end of March 2024.
Please note, you must be a school/college student in year 10-13. This work experience is not appropriate for university level students.
The best candidates are:
- Passionate about motorsport and engineering
- Enthusiastic, interested and eager to learn new things
- Hard-working and good at thinking on your feet
- Polite and helpful
- Good listeners – during your placement there will be lots of new information to take in
Arrangements for Travel and Accommodation
It is expected that the student or their family takes sole responsibility for making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.
Closing Date: Friday 2nd February 2024
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