Manufacturing Engineering Graduate

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) are based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire where our highly talented and ambitious team are responsible for the design, manufacture, testing and racing of Formula 1 power units enjoying enormous success with our partner team Mercedes AMG F1 and customer teams. Additionally, we have our pioneering Advanced Technologies team who transfer F1 technologies and know-how into high performance automotive projects and products such as the Mercedes AMG Project One and the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX. At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 2 year Manufacturing Engineering programme which will tap into your passion to manufacture and determination to win, giving you a real opportunity to contribute to our success story. In Manufacturing we face the challenge of turning engineering designs into precision components in a fast paced environment. Our varied responsibilities include investigating new equipment, and processes, to refining existing production methods to improve quality, capacity or to reduce cost.

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Job no: 497525
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Manufacturing (Div)

As a Manufacturing Graduate you’ll have the opportunity to experience the manufacturing cycle from concept (design) to manufactured item. You, alongside your talented teamwill provide innovative solutions to real engineering issues we face on the track and you will develop a broader knowledge of manufacturing, all whilst working on real engines components within tight deadlines.

As a team we pride ourselves on developing our graduates with a rotation plan which will provide exposure to a breadth of engineering within Formula 1. To do this you will;
•    Actively contribute to your team, suggesting new methods of working, questioning existing methods if other options are available
•    Have the opportunity to learn and utilise your CAD skills, working with our designs and drawings
•    Have the opportunity to learn and utilise your CAM skills, working to program components that will go racing 
•    Have time working with our highly skilled engineers to create solutions in order to deliver our F1 powertrains
•    Have access to the latest technology that will stretch your capability, knowledge and skills

What can we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to work in a state of the art Research and Development Centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of Formula 1’s best engineers, with the autonomy to engineer solutions from a clean sheet. You will also have the opportunity to work towards chartered status with the IMechE via our MPDS registered scheme and will be assigned a personal mentor who will support you throughout.

Our benefits package includes:

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


What do we need from you?

  • An individual who can demonstrate their passion for Manufacturing
  • A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to work in a fast paced environment
  • A proven academic background with a 2.1 degree or above in a Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, or relevant engineering subject
  • A demonstrated passion for manufacturing components
  • An excellent understanding of engineering first principles
  • Previous experience working with Siemans NX CAD and OpenMind Hypermill CAM would be desirable
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience to complement your academic studies
  • A team player, able to build relationships across manufacturing and the wider business
  • A flexible and adaptable approach which will enable you to develop your skills
  • An open and innovative mind, as most of the problems we solve are not run of the mill
  • The courage to challenge and desire to be challenged, to expand your technical knowledge and skills with a focus on continuous improvement


The application process:

  • Submit your on-line application, CV and covering letter
    • Within this we would like to learn as much about you as possible. Tell us about your hobbies and passions; related and unrelated to the scheme or degree you are studying as this will help you stand out against candidates that may have the same qualifications and grades as you.
    • Please remember to list the grades you have achieved against the respective qualifications, employment and project experience.
    • As part of our Diversity and Inclusion policy please do not put a photo of yourself on your CV.
  • Your application will be screened by HR and the hiring manager
  • If successful you will be invited to attend an Assessment centre between November 2023 – March 2024.
  • If successful your scheme will start in September 2024.


We recognise that the ideal candidate for this role may not meet every requirement in this advert and understand that some applicants are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  Here at Mercedes AMG HPP our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring are critical to our success. HPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or group or class protected by any local law and we encourage applications from any background.

During your application process we are committed to providing additional support where it may be needed. If you need additional financial support to help attend Assessment Centres and Interviews you can apply to be considered to receive our Interview Travel Bursary which will provide full reimbursement for any travel expenses incurred. At the point of a successful invitation to interview please raise this with your Recruitment contact at HPP.

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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