Website Red Bull Powertrains

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 has an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to spend a year in the Research and Development group. The placement will run from summer of 2024 for one year and will offer the opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and apply your knowledge in an open and dynamic environment.


Based at our Milton Keynes campus, this position will be supporting the R&D Powertrain Test team, who are responsible for carrying out physical testing on an extensive range of F1 powertrain components and assemblies.


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.


Key accountabilities:

  • 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 complete dyno based PU and gearbox component and assembly testing to the high standards set out by Red Bull Powertrains and the procedures defined by the R&D Test department.
  • To utilise trackside data monitoring and control systems in conjunction with the test rigs.
  • To assist with the analysis of results and compilation of accurate reports detailing the findings from R&D powertrain 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 R&D Test departments


Key Attributes:

  • Positive, can-do attitude and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to follow best practice and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving


The placement will be for 1 year, starting in the summer of 2024. To be considered for this Student Placement, please apply to this advert and submit both your CV and a one-page Cover Letter.


Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to complete your student placement at our championship winning team, but it is also a great opportunity to work with some of the greatest talents in F1. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too, such as a free daily food allowance, free gym access and fitness classes, multiple discounts and offers with our partners, free barista style coffee, unlimited Red Bull and much more!


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

Job Posting End Date

Sat, 7 Oct 2023

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