Graduate Trackside Aero Engineer Vacancy at Force India

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  • A Formula 1 vacancy for recent graduates
  • Opportunity to go trackside at races and test sessions with a Formula 1 team.
  • A role to suit mechanical or aerodynamic engineers, mathematicians or software engineers.
  • What could be better ?

    It has been a while since I posted on this site as many of you will know I am spending much of my spare time developing a completely new site which I hope to launch sometime in the near future.

    An interesting job caught my eye this week however and I thought I would quickly share it with you. Graduate jobs come up more often than many people think and this one at Force India looks to be an especially good opportunity. Right at the sharp end of performance led development, a trackside Aero Performance Engineer studies and analyses every aspect of a Formula 1 car’s aerodynamic performance whilst it is on track. He or she works closely with the race engineers to optimise the downforce, aerodynamic balance and behaviour of the car on track which is normally dominated by aerodynamics.

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    When you see Formula 1 cars fitted with rakes or other aerodynamic measuring devices it will be the Aero Performance Engineers who are studying the data and feeding back their findings to the factory for correlation with the wind tunnel and CFD.

    A successful Aero Performance Engineer can go on to work as a Data Engineer or Race Engineer in the future if they so wish or go back to the factory and work as an Aerodynamicist.

    Although this advert asks for previous high level motorsport experience, it clearly states that recent graduates who show the right qualifications and enthusiasm for the job will be considered. This is a critical role for a modern Formula 1 team and Force India are clearly looking for promising young candidates who they can work with and develop into valuable engineers in the future.

    If you are in a position to do so, I would highly recommend applying for one of these role and getting some experience at the very sharpest end of Formula 1 track performance.

    More details can be found via the link below and good luck.

    http://www.forceindiaf1.com/Recruitment/Details/23

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    10 thoughts on “Graduate Trackside Aero Engineer Vacancy at Force India

            1. Hi Cameron

              Generally the Motorsport industry is very small and fast moving.

              The aerospace industry, especially large companies like Airbus, are much slower and more complex. The cross over is not very easy and so I would say no, it’s not a good route to make yourself stand out.

            2. Thank you very much i do appreciate the advice!
              I’m stuck in whether to go to uni and do aeronautical/ autmotive engineering, or Airbus, that as I say would follow a different route.
              Right now I have no race experience either.

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