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Materials Design Engineering Intern, 12 Months

  • Woking, England, United Kingdom
F1 - Technical

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Please note this role will close at 11:59pm on 26th May and no further applications will be accepted. 

We will be hosting an assessment day at the McLaren Technology Centre in late June. We will confirm the timings at a later date.

Purpose of the Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for highly-motivated and proactive engineering students to join our McLaren Racing Design Engineering team, for a period of 12 months, that will see you contribute to our performance and expose you to how a Formula 1 team works, with hands-on experience in our Design teams.

You need to be able to use your own initiative, learn new topics & skills, work proactively and, often, to strict deadlines in a high-pressure environment – in what are demanding but extremely rewarding roles. Internships at McLaren are a fantastic opportunity to apply yourself and act as a springboard for your engineering career.

Your placement will be in our Materials Engineering Group within McLaren Racing and will involve hands-on lab-based analysis for materials development and fault/failure investigations.

Principal Accountabilities:

We would expect the following from successful candidates:

  • Quick integration within teams to maximise effectiveness.
  • Delivering high-quality work in a timely manner, using strong time-management skills.
  • Responsibility for specific projects, with guidance and support

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

The following attributes are required for this role:

  • Currently studying a degree in Materials Science or Engineering
  • General computing skills and software knowledge appropriate to placement area.
  • A practical mindedness and a passion for motorsport.
  • Previous experience in engineering is desirable, but not required.

Personal attributes:

  • Proactivity and an aptitude for picking up skills and methods quickly.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and with time constraints (with support provided to ensure this works well).
  • An intelligent, data-driven approach to solving new and challenging problems, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to learn and develop skills on the job, as well as to apply existing skills to new types of problems.
  • Good communication and presentation skills to work effectively as part of a close-knit team, with shared responsibilities, working under challenging conditions.

What McLaren can offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.