Apprenticeships are making something of a comeback in manufacturing and offer fantastic opportunities to learn a trade and skills set whilst earning and completing college studies in your chosen area.
Mercedes AMG F1 team are currently advertising for 4 different type of apprenticeships in manufacturing, each offering the chance to learn on the job and get involved with making their Formula 1 cars.
If you do not want to invest in university degree or do not feel like you have the attributes for that route you do not need to worry. Contrary to popular opinion not everybody in a Formula 1 team has a degree, far from it and apprenticeships offer the ideal route for anybody wanting start out in high level motorsport.
In my team, many of our apprentices have gone on to grow through the company and many make their way onto the race team as mechanics. They are now key parts of the pitcrew and senior mechanics for each of the cars. It really is a route that is only limited by your ability so I wholly recommend applying for these roles if this appeals.
The deadline for applications is 20th March 2016 and more details can be found at :
Best of luck.