Legal Industrial Placement - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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Legal 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:

The Legal Industrial Placement is the ultimate opportunity to kick start your legal career by gaining valuable hands-on experience in a very exciting and fast-paced sector. The Legal Team strive to provide a first-class legal service which adds value to the business, assisting it to perform at its optimum both on and off the track. The remit of the Legal Team is wide and covers many areas of law including commercial contracts, regulatory, intellectual property, data protection, compliance, property and employment. The Legal Team takes a pragmatic approach to legal challenges and fosters strong relationships with stakeholders through open communication. Proactivity and innovation are integral to Legal Team’s ability to stretch to the ever-diversifying needs of the business. The successful candidate will support the Legal Team with legal and administrative tasks to contribute to reaching their goals and those of the wider business.

Successful candidates will have:

  • At least one year left on your studies at the time of taking up the placement in July 2024 and studying towards a law degree or PgDL in law;
  • Prior experience of working in an office environment (preferably in a legal context) and good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Proven team player;
  • Ability to take on feedback and improve;
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Willingness to go ‘above and beyond’; and
  • Innovative mindset.

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.

We are looking for a driven individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven, demonstrable track record of working successfully within a high performing team. The Legal Team requires someone who is resilient, solution orientated, calm when working under pressure (especially within tight timescales), has excellent attention to detail and is extremely well organised.

Skills you could gain from your placement include:

Under the supervision of the members of the Legal Team, you pick up legal and administrative tasks to increase overall capacity and the assist the smooth functioning of the Legal Team. In particular, you will gain experience of working across the following topics:

  • confidentiality agreements;
  • queries and negotiations relating to standard purchasing terms and conditions;
  • academic collaboration agreements;
  • travel-related agreements;
  • consultancy agreements;
  • brand protection matters;
  • compliance matters (including data protection);
  • research in topical areas and summarising the same in an easily digestible format;
  • developing educational legal resources for the business;
  • assisting with the administration, maintenance and development of the Legal Team precedent contracts and other related documentation;
  • proof-reading; and
  • detecting opportunities for process improvement and innovation.


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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