Automation Graduate Scheme

At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 2 year Automation Engineering Graduate Programme which will tap into your passion in technology and determination to bring increased performance and reliability to the track via the development of new and novel manufacturing processes. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our success story, challenge and help change how we produce Power Units as we embrace a more automated world. You will be instrumental within the Automation Team to help deliver increasingly more complex and technologically advanced automation machines. From developing a simple sketch into fully-fledged production solutions for either Formula 1, Formula E, or our AMG Project One products.

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Job no: 496633
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Human Resources (Div)

Purpose of the role is to…

  • Contribute to a team effort in creating bespoke, special purpose machines to automate the manufacture of high value, low volume and complex Power Unit (PU) assemblies
  • Involvement in the design and creation of new Automation and Control Systems
  • Design and creation of software for PLC and HMI’s
  • Identify new and emerging technologies that can be used to bolster automation at HPP
  • Liaise with suppliers to help deliver automation projects


Be skilled at…

  • PLC, HMI and NC runtime systems in an industrial control systems software.  Such as Beckhoff TwinCat and CODESYS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivation, adaptability and creativity

Have experience of…

  • Automation

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Industrial automation, motion systems, robotics, imbed sensors and analytics
  • Automation system architectures
  • Engineering first principles to an excellent level
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience to complement your academic studies

Hold these qualifications…

  • BEng in some form of Automation Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering or Mechatronics degree.
  • On track to achieve a 2.1 degree, or above, in a relevant Mechanical / Automotive / Mechatronics / Motorsport / Aeronautical or related degree e.g. Science or Maths
  • A strong academic background in relevant A-Level, or equivalent disciplines, for example Maths or Sciences


  • Motivated to deliver truly revolutionary systems
  • Adaptable and creative with an impetus to adopt new and emerging technologies
  • A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to work in a fast paced environment

Success in this role will be if you… 

  • Working in the automation team, there will be broad range of experience.  Success will be on a project-by-project basis and will typically be based on the application of technology and the delivery of automation solutions.


Additional information:

  • Demonstrate an ability to embrace change and rise to challenges set by your line manager
  • Have high interpersonal skills, self-motivated and constantly strives for perfection
  • 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 bring improvements in F1, Formula E, or 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

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 between November 2021 and March 2022.
  • If successful your scheme will start on August/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 bear with us. Please be advised that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to applicants, apologies for any inconvenience.

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