Website Red Bull Advanced Technologies

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Powertrains have an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to spend a year as part of the newly established Validation and Testing team. The placements will run from summer of 2024 for one year and offer the opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and apply your knowledge in an open and dynamic environment.


Based on our Milton Keynes campus, this position will be supporting Red Bull Powertrains which is the latest company to be formed at our state-of-the-art campus. You will be responsible for supporting the physical testing on an extensive range of powertrain components to full vehicles with electrified powertrain, maximising the effect the group has on the success of the team.


Candidates wishing to apply for this role should be studying towards a Mechanical/Automotive Engineering degree and have a good level of practical experience outside of education. You should be very computer literate but equally capable of performing hands-on tasks.


The key accountabilities are:

  • To develop into playing an active role in the day-to-day function of the department, assisting with the mechanical, electronic, and software-based aspects of dyno preparation and operation
  • To work towards designing, implementing and maintaining robust test rigs, validation performance and durability of powertrain assembly, PU’s, gearboxes, subsystems and single components
  • To utilise trackside data monitoring and control systems
  • To assist with the analysis of results and compilation of accurate reports detailing the findings from R&D powertrains testing
  • To develop CAD competency using NX through training and practice, such that detailed design drawings of Powertrain test rig fixtures and assemblies can be released for manufacture
  • To play an active part in the presentation of the test departments


Key Attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Positive, can-do, attitude and willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to follow best practice and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in a team environment
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Ability to logically and methodically investigate faults and failures


The placements will be for 1 year, starting in Summer 2024. To be please submit both your CV and a separate Cover Letter.


Not only is this a fantastic student placement, but it is also a fantastic team to work with here at Red Bull Advanced Technologies. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free daily food allowance, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to engineering excellence.


Application closing date 23:59 (GMT) 6th October 2023.

Job Posting End Date

Sat, 7 Oct 2023

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