Materials Engineering Graduate Scheme

At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 24 month Materials Engineering Graduate Placement programme which will tap into your passion and determination to win, giving you a real opportunity to contribute to our success story. You will be an integral part of our Engineering Team, and using strong first principles engineering you will be expected to overcome engineering challenges throughout the Hybrid Power Unit’s lifecycle, from initial concept to on track performance. As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our graduates, by providing exposure to the breadth of engineering within Formula 1, Formula E and Project ONE; working closely with many teams throughout the business to help continually improve our Power Unit.

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Job no: 496619
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Human Resources (Div)

As a Materials Engineering Graduate you will have the opportunity to play a key role within a team of specialist engineers, working on understanding the relationship between the structures we need to create, and the properties of a material to support performance and manufacturing feasibility. You’ll work to develop the key materials technologies, in order to enable continued performance and durability development of the Hybrid Power Unit.

You will develop the knowledge and confidence to actively contribute to the department through thorough failure analysis and reporting, material and process development, process control and material characterisation, with access to a wide variety of equipment. Having a curious, innovative and accountable character, the applicant will be able to demonstrate familiarity with a broad range of materials (metallic and non-metallic), processes and resultant properties. Awareness of material failure modes and analytical techniques would be advantageous.


What can we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to work in a state of the art Technology Centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of the world’s best engineers. You will get the opportunity to engineer solutions in world class facilities and, having been thoroughly proven at our Technology Centre. You will be able to see your ideas raced in F1, Formula E and powering the revolutionary Project ONE hypercar.

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £33,000pa
  • Collective bonus
  • Company lease car scheme
  • 36 days annual leave
  • Access to a generous pension scheme
  • Onsite Gym
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts


What do we need from you?

  • Curious, tenacious and driven individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment
  • To be on track to achieve a 2.1 degree, or above, in a relevant Materials Engineering / Metallurgy or related degree
  • A strong academic background in relevant A-Level disciplines, for example maths or sciences (or equivalent qualification)
  • An excellent understanding of engineering first principles
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience to complement your academic studies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, thorough engineers that are adaptable, creative and innovative
  • The courage to challenge and desire to be challenged, to expand your technical knowledge and skills


The process:

 Submit your on-line application, CV and covering letter

  • Your application will be screened by HR and the hiring manager
  • If successful you will be invited to attend an online interview which will take place between November 2021 – March 2022
  • If successful your scheme will start on Monday 5th September 2022


Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, there may be periods of time during the process where you don’t hear anything from us. Don’t worry! We will advise you of the outcome of your application regardless of the result so please bare with us. Please be advised that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to applicants, apologies for any inconvenience.

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