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Careers: undergraduate placements open for 2022

We are inviting you to apply to our undergraduate placement positions within a variety of departments.

2021 F1 season

The nature of our team means that you will be given responsibility and a varied scope of work from the very beginning.

You will be working directly on car components for 2022 season updates and for the new 2023 car.

You will assist senior engineers with larger projects but also work individually on your own components.

The placement will be extremely demanding but will reward exceptional effort and commitment.

During the year students will work closely with other departments including the race team, and get the opportunity to better understand how we operate the car as well as our manufacturing techniques, test methods and data analysis.

Students normally have the opportunity to work in our factory operations room during race weekends should they wish.

Many of our past students have returned full time following their studies. We view our placement program as an ideal way to discover our senior engineers of the future.

Successful candidates must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK

  • Be able to demonstrate an innovative and flexible approach to problem solving and possess the ability to work through problems in a scientific and analytical way

  • Be able to integrate quickly into the team and be actively involved

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

  • Be highly self-motivated and have a flexible approach to working hours

  • Credit will be given to those who can demonstrate active involvement in Formula Student or other motorsport activities

Want to know more about the roles we're currently recruiting for? Keep reading and discover how you can launch your career with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team.

Undergraduate placements

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Dreaming of a career in F1? If you've got the passion, determination and skills to join our racing family, we want to hear from you.

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Develop your skills in a real F1 setting
Develop your skills in a real F1 setting


Aerodynamics Development

This group covers the Aerodynamics of our race cars and will contribute to analysis of CFD, WT and track data to help understand the aerodynamic problem and propose flow field improvements.

Create the aerodynamic shapes to effect these flow field 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.


Aero Performance

You will be contributing to the aerodynamic analysis and optimisation of the AMR22/AMR23. You will enhance the ways in which we visualise and interact with our data to enable robust and profound observations on their performance.

Projects will vary from wind tunnel mapping optimisation to the use of machine learning to progressively improve the mathematical modelling of our F1 car at the track.

Performance Software

You will be contributing to the development, maintenance and support of current in-house software productions, ranging from command-line tools to desktop applications to microservices and web APIs.

Our products are used by a wide-range of AMF1's engineers including Aero, Strategy, Simulation, Vehicle Performance and design engineers.

Trackside Performance

Reports directly to the race team and is responsible for delivering bespoke garage equipment covering many aspects of the car as well as special request projects.

We also support the pit crew at the factory with practice and performance development rigs.

Performance Simulation

The successful candidate will work on the delivery of a world class vehicle and sub-system simulation toolchain, which includes models for use in DIL simulator, lap simulation, on-car analysis, standard manoeuvres and virtual test rigs.

You will be trained in leading edge modelling packages, embedded within a team of outstanding engineering talent. The successful candidate is likely to interact with staff from Vehicle Performance, Aero Performance, Race Engineering, Performance Software, Design Office and Control Systems groups.

Vehicle Performance

The Vehicle Performance Group (VPG) is involved in both short and long term car development projects, which range from pre-event Simulator sessions with the race drivers, through to current and future car concept and design support studies with the aid of simulation and analysis tools.

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Meet the class of 2021
Meet the class of 2021


Research & Development

This group tests components at the factory for performance and reliability improvements ahead of use at the race track.

The role will expose you to a wide range of composite and mechanical parts and systems and you will learn a mixture of design, data analysis and creative problem solving.

You will also be involved in the development of state of the art rigs and test equipment as we build up our new F1 R&D facility.

Aero R&D Design

This group has full ownership of leading the development of new technology within Aero group and to drive improvement implementation.

Our scope covers wind tunnel models and their associated jigs, full size dyno work to aid correlation and both full size and model scale aero test equipment.

We are ultimately responsible for finding where we can gain sporting advantages over our competitors within the aerodynamic tools we use.

Engine Systems

This group covers the design of components related to power unit and gearbox installation, utilising both metallic and composite design for the cooling system, fuel system, several auxiliary areas and associated jog & fixtures where required.


Involved in the design of the mechanical aspects of various electronic assemblies and packing of our on-car electrical installation and will be involved in generating efficient CAD schemes for electrical harnesses and enclosures, producing both assembly drawings and technical drawings for mechanical and composite components along with required tooling.

Garage Equipment Design

This group reports directly to the race team and is responsible for delivering bespoke garage equipment covering many aspects of the car as well as special request projects. We also support the pitstop crew at the factory with practice and performance development rigs.

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.

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