Controls Industrial Placement - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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Control Systems Industrial Placement

Brackley, United Kingdom

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 Grand Prix winner George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

About the Role:

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.

  • You will also be involved in:
  • 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.

Successful candidates will have:

A 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.


  • At least one year left on their studies at the time of taking up the placement in July 2024.
  • A strong degree (eg a First or 2:1) in a relevant engineering discipline with some specialisation in control systems.
  • Awareness of Matlab, Simulink.
  • Very proficient in Office-based tools use and programming (Excel).


  • Dependable with a strong work ethic.
  • Good analytical skills.

Skills you could gain from your placement include:

  • Deep insight into automotive control systems.
  • Appreciation of team working with a right first time mantra.


Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including private medical cover, annual heath assessments, life assurance, 25 days holiday and a trackside familiarisation day.

Why us:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

We welcome applications from everyone and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best and most talented individuals. We will look to provide sponsorship to candidates who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary Home Office requirements.

Recruitment timings and process:

Typically, our Industrial Placements are for a thirteen-month period starting in July 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 Industrial Placement role.

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

Please submit your cover letter and CV as one PDF. Candidates will also be asked to complete our Industrial Placement questionnaire as part of the application process. You may apply for more than one placement but please note that you will have to complete the questionnaire for each application.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 23:59 British Summer Time.

Click here to apply today, or via the apply button below!



Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is the works team of Mercedes-Benz, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula One™ World Championship.

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