Graduate Jobs with Williams F1
Williams F1 Graduate Jobs, as well as Industrial Placements, are based at the F1 team’s home in Grove, Oxfordshire. A very limited number of roles are sometimes available in either the Racing Division or the Advanced Engineering Division.
The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s. Team patron Frank Williams first founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966. The company first entered F1 in 1969 with Piers Courage behind the wheel.
Frank went on to establish Williams Grand Prix Engineering with British engineer Patrick Head in 1977. The company has since won 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles, nine for constructors and seven for drivers. This makes Williams F1 the 3rd most successful team in F1.
While Williams F1 Graduate Jobs require no explanation, not many people will know much about Williams Advanced Engineering. This is the engineering consultancy arm of the Williams group and it provides world class innovation in engineering and technology, operational performance, testing and manufacturing services. Williams Advanced Engineering operates in a range of sectors including Automotive, Motorsport, Civil Aerospace, Defence, Healthcare, Sports Science, as well as Energy.
Graduate roles with Williams Advanced Engineering may be very similar in many ways to Williams F1 Graduate Jobs. However, while Williams F1 Graduate Jobs will clearly be focused on the company’s participation in F1, graduates with Williams Advanced Engineering may work on a variety of different projects for a range of external companies. The Advanced Engineering division offers a highly-specialised and responsive service in the following areas:
- Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics
- High Performance Hybrid & EV Systems
- Lightweight Structures
- Specialist Low Volume Product Delivery
- Operational Performance Consulting
The skills and experience required for roles with Advanced Engineering are also very similar to those required for most Williams F1 Graduate Jobs.
Williams is based on a Technology Campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, in the heart of the UK’s Motor Valley.
Roles Available with Williams F1
Williams F1 Graduate Jobs, at either the Racing and Advanced Engineering divisions, vary according to the needs of the business. Examples of previous roles that have been offered with Williams Advanced Engineering in 2017 are as follows:
Business Management Graduate
In September 2017, Williams Advanced Engineering advertised for 2 places on the company’s 2018 Business Management Graduate Scheme (non-technical). Successful candidates will spend two years rotating through a number of projects/roles in order to set them up for a permanent role in the area that best suits them (subject to business need).
The roles initially focus on Programme Management, Business Development and Consulting, Finance, Supply Chain, HR, as well as Technical Ventures.
Industrial Placement – Procurement Coordinator
In addition, Williams Advanced Engineering offers a 12 month student placement programme which starts in August. In 2017, the company was recruiting for a Procurement Coordinator Placement student to join the Procurement team for the 12-month programme as part of a candidate’s ongoing degree studies.
Duties include liaising with the supply base to ensure effective supply of product and services, delivered to the correct specification, to schedule and at minimum cost, supporting a multi programme demand. You will be involved on internal project work, including studies into best cost country sourcing for low volume, prototype components and assemblies.
Education Requirements for Williams F1
To apply for Williams F1 Graduate Jobs or roles with Williams Advanced Engineering, candidates should be able to demonstrate having achieved the following qualifications:
Business Management Graduate: Engineering, Science, Economics, Maths, and IT.
Industrial Placement – Procurement Coordinator: A relevant degree and should be good at problem solving, accountable, with strong analytical skills and an ability to work under their own initiative and to tight deadlines.
When can I apply for a Graduate Job at Williams F1
To learn more about application dates for Williams F1 Graduate Jobs, candidates should refer to the Williams F1 website.
However, in 2017, the closing date for applications for Graduate Jobs with Williams Advanced Engineering was as follows:
Business Management Graduate: the beginning of November, for roles which started the following summer.
Industrial Placement – Procurement Coordinator: the beginning of October, for a role which started the following August.