R&D Apprentice

Racing Point is a team on an exciting journey. Made up of true racers with a shared hunger for success, the team has set its sights on challenging the top names in the sport.

For 2021, a new chapter awaits, as Racing Point becomes Aston Martin F1 Team – marking sixty years since this iconic brand last raced in Formula 1 as a factory team.

With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich and glorious history in motorsport and establish the Silverstone-based team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed in its mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and competition. As the Aston Martin era beckons, get in touch and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula 1.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to undertake an apprenticeship within the Research & Development group at Racing Point F1 Team. Our Research & Development group offers an excellent and varied first insight into working within a F1 team.

The apprenticeship will expose the successful candidate to a wide variety of projects and give them the opportunity to learn a variety of skills relating to many aspects of the car’s design and operation.

You will be given responsibility from the very beginning.

The successful candidate must:

• Be eligible to work in the UK

• Be able to demonstrate an innovative and flexible approach

• Be able to integrate quickly into the team and be actively involved in many aspects of their respective department

• Have good communication and analytical skills and be able to work to tight deadlines, often under pressure

• Be highly self-motivated and thrive in a challenging environment

Main responsibilities:


• Proof and pressure testing of car components between race events

• Carrying out development tests under guidance from an engineer or senior technician

• Recording test results, photographs and data for reporting and future reference

The apprenticeship will be delivered at Silverstone, no college attendance is required.

This is a 12-month fixed-term contract.

Please apply via the Government Find An Apprenticeship service.

Applicants must be available to attend interviews in the UK

How to apply

To apply for this position, please e-mail us at personnel@racingpointf1.com.

Please include an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter, quoting the job title in the subject.

Placement Sectors

Engine Systems

This group covers the design of engine and gearbox installation related components, both metallic and composite, for the cooling system, fuel system, and several auxiliary areas.

Mechanical Design

This group covers the design of both inboard and outboard suspension systems as well as driver controls such as pedal installations, brakes and steering systems. 

The group works closely with vehicle science and aerodynamics departments.

Research & Development

This group covers the design of engine and gearbox installation related components, both metallic and composite, for the cooling system, fuel system, and several auxiliary areas.

Aerodynamics Development

This group develops the Aerodynamics of our Formula One cars. 
Your role will expose you to the necessary training to be able to:

  • Contribute to analyses of CFD, WT and track data to help understand the aerodynamic problem and propose flowfield improvements.

  • Create the aerodynamic shapes to effect these flowfield improvements through high-level surfacing in CATIA.

  • Contribute to the workflow which enables these aerodynamic shapes to be tested in CFD and WT to validate performance.

  • Contribute to analyses of CFD, WT and track data to help understand the aerodynamic problem and propose flowfield improvements.

  • Create the aerodynamic shapes to effect these flowfield improvements through high-level surfacing in CATIA.

  • Contribute to the workflow which enables these aerodynamic shapes to be tested in CFD and WT to validate performance.

Each role will involve extensive use of CATIA CAD software although all necessary CAD training will be provided - as well as standard Microsoft Office software. 

The placement duration will be June 2021 until August 2022. 

Interviews will take place over October and November 2020

Closing date for applications to be received: Sunday 18th October 2020.

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Media Enquires

For all press and media enquiries, please contact us using the email address below.

Email: media@racingpointf1.com

Tel: 07921 398515

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