IT Industrial Placement (IT Network) - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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IT Industrial Placement (IT Network)

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 an Industrial Placement student in our Core Technology Team, you will be a valued member of the IT Department, bringing your analytical nature and high standards to a range of range of exciting, real-world challenges.

Working collaboratively across the IT Department, your ideas and skills will make a tangible contribution to the performance of our team, both on and off the track, working to support, operate and evolve our networking capabilities.

During this placement you will have the opportunity to work with industry leading networking technologies in fields such as data centre, campus and wireless networking, perimeter security and associated software systems.

Successful candidates will have:


  • At least one year left on your studies at the time of taking up the placement in July 2024
  • You will have a strong background in computer science with a good understanding of networking and security concepts and principles.
  • You will be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, have a learning mindset, good organisation and problem-solving skills and a fine attention to detail.
  • Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team-playing’ attitude and the ability to work to strict deadlines under minimal supervision.

It does not matter whether you already have an interest in motorsport, or not: we are looking for candidates who are passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find your placement with us a memorable and enriching experience.


  • Any industry recognised networking certifications
  • Working towards a degree in computer networks, networks and security or computer science.
  • A passion for IT and Technology

Skills you could gain from your placement include:

  • Installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting the computer network systems for an organization
    • Designing, developing, and evaluating network systems and related communications
    • Analysing network requirements and optimizing network operations
    • Setting up and configuring computer networks in one or across multiple locations
    • Providing technical support for all the components of the system, including both hardware and software
    • Managing network IP addresses and communicating network information and requirements
    • Installing, upgrading, and maintaining network routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, wireless controllers, and other network devices and servers


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.



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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