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Formula 1 Team

McLaren Racing Summer Intern (Engineering) 3 Months Fixed Term Contract – Woking

We have several exciting opportunities for intelligent, highly-motivated and proactive individuals to join our engineering team, for a period of 3 months, that will see you contribute to our performance and expose you to how a Formula 1 team works.

You need to be able to use your own initiative, work proactively and, often, to strict deadlines in a high-pressure environment – in what are demanding but extremely rewarding roles.


Your placement will take place in one of two areas of the business:

  • Technical – which includes:
    • Aerodynamics (including CFD)
    • Design (including Mechanical, Composite, Structural Design)
    • Vehicle Performance (including Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation).
  • Racing:
    • Race Strategy & Sporting team.


Role Description & Responsibilities

We would expect the following from successful candidates:

  • Quick integration within teams to maximise effectivity.
  • Delivering projects in your chosen project area that will directly impact on-track performance.
  • Responsibility for specific projects, with guidance and support from team members.


Personal Attributes

The following attributes are required for this role:

  • 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.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The following attributes are required for this role:

  • Having started a degree in Engineering, Mathematics or the Sciences.
  • General computing skills and software knowledge appropriate to placement area. e.g. a prior knowledge of CAD packages is useful for a design placement.
  • A practical mindedness and a passion for motorsport.

The closing date for this role will be Thursday 30th March. We cannot accept applications after this time.

What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.

To apply for this job please visit racingcareers.mclaren.com.