If you have been following my blog for any length of time, or have read my book you will know how critical work placements can be for University students who want to break into the motorsport industry.

These 12 months placements really are a golden opportunity for students during their degrees and offer the most likely route to a full-time job at a Formula 1 team after graduation.

The Red Bull racing team (engine supply issues aside) are offering no less than 9 different placements for the academic year 2016-2017 in all areas of the business from R&D to IT to aerodynamics. If you haven’t already you should be applying for these roles as a matter of urgency.

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The deadline for applications is Friday 13th November and details can be found on their website below.


Before you do apply however I recommend you read my post on what work placements mean, how to get one and how to make the most of them.



Good luck and don’t miss out.


  1. Hi,
    First of all, thanks for the great site! There should be more people like yourself, going out of their way to give such valuable advice 🙂
    Anyway, I’m not an engineer and far from it. I want to go in to communications in motorsport. Offline, online, audience engagement etc. There are simply no graduate schemes that I can find for F1 teams for what I want to do! I’ve uploaded my CV where I can, advised by the HR departments of the various teams I contacted. There just doesn’t seem to be a straightforward route. I’m graduating in June. Any advice?

    1. Hi Remi

      Have you looked at these vacancies at Williams F1?


      They are after a junior Motorsport press officer and a junior corporate press officer

    2. I noticed you put in your comment that there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward route. That is very true. There is no straightforward route into anything such as this. If there was, it would be very crowded when you got there but lots of other people. It’s a competition at the end of the day so the frustration that you feel is something that you need to embrace and use to motivate yourself.


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