Build Systems Graduate Scheme

At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 2 year Build Support Graduate 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 your practical engineering skills you will be expected to overcome challenges relating to the assembly of our Championship Winning Hybrid Power Unit. The Build Support Team have the responsibility of ensuring all of the Power Unit’s high precision components are assembled to exacting criteria, using highly repeatable methods that ensure that our standards of reliability are consistently achieved. Working in an environment where rapid response to change is integral to our success, your ability to react to a performance or development improvement will be the difference between us winning or not.

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Job no: 496632
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Human Resources (Div)

As part of your Graduate Scheme you will contribute to the final assembly and shipping of elements of our Hybrid Power Unit in both Formula 1 and Formula E through build tooling/fixture design or process improvement. In addition to this, we are also leading the transfer of state-of-the-art Formula 1 technology into the revolutionary Mercedes AMG Road Car “Project One”.

You will be involved in all assembly areas within the business which include Powertrain Build, Test and Trackside Environments and these areas are to be considered when designing build tooling and fixturing.

Finally, you will contribute to assembly improvement projects that your skills will allow you to identify, analyse and implement through process engineering or mechanical build tooling design.


What can we offer you?

 We offer the opportunity to work in a fast paced, state of the art Research and Development Centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of Formula 1’s best engineers. You will have access to our latest designs, which will give you exposure to F1 Engineering drawings or cad models of real products, and you will have the scope to work on both mechanical and electronic or hybrid products.

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
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts


What do we need from you?

  • A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to work in a fast paced environment
  • You’ll have achieved a minimum of 2:1, or above, in a relevant Mechanical Engineering, Motorsport Engineering or Automotive Engineer degree
  • Ideally you will be or have been actively involved in motorsport or have experience of assembling powertrains or vehicles outside of normal studies, this could be work experience or hobbies
  • You will ideally have previous experience working with Catia or Visual Basic
  • The creativity and innovation to overcome engineering challenges
  • You will be adaptable as no two days are the same with the pressure to be race ready
  • You will be a team player, who can effectively communicate with senior managers as well as your peers.
  • Being self-motivated and thorough is essential as well as a keen interest in engineering and engineering solutions
  • A willingness to go the extra mile to help the team succeed


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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