Although the focus of this website is on engineering and mechanical roles, I know that a lot of my readers aim to work in other roles within the sport. Marketing is one of the most popular of those and this week a great opportunity for marketing graduates has arisen at Williams F1.
This role is firmly trackside based and involves travel to race events across the world, working with VIP sponsors and partners in the William Motorhome and hospitality suite. Through a customer facing element to the role you will get to see first hand how Formula 1 teams interact with their clients and create an unrivalled experience for them behind the scenes of the main team operation. You will also be required to support the senior marketing team with planning of events and the overall marketing strategy.
It is not just the sponsors that must be catered for either. Williams hospitality caters for its own crew too including the drivers and senior technical staff. You will also come into contact with influential members of the press and potentially the governing bodies of the sport. You could be hosting Bernie Ecclestone or Jean Todt as part of your routine.
The role is a temporary one however, lasting just 12 months so may be a cover for maternity but like any of these intern roles, the experience and material for your CV is invaluable and who knows what that could lead to in the future. Most internships are in effect year long interviews and so this could be the start of something very big.
For more details go ahead and check out the vacancy on the Williams F1 website :
or find it here if that link has expired.
Gradaute Marketing Intern at Williams F1
If the Williams vacancy is of interest to you then you should probably also look at this internship with Red Bull rallycross team. It is US based but sounds like an equally exciting opportunity :
Best of luck and I might bump into you in the paddock next season !