Formula Student


Graduate Careers

Formula Student attracts the top engineering undergraduates from universities across the UK and worldwide. The competitions provides a valuable platform to demonstrate their practical skills and engineering ability in a real world exercise to design, build and run a Formula Student race car against teams across the world.

If you are looking for a new placement, career opportunities or available graduate programmes, view our featured employers below to find the right role for you!

mathworksMATLAB®, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink® is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. The company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.

MATLAB and Simulink are used throughout the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and industrial automation industries as fundamental tools for research and development. They are also used for modeling and simulation in increasingly technical fields, such as financial services and computational biology.

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GKN is a global engineering group. Every day we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, we help thousands of aircraft to fly, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest crops, and we make essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe.

Engineering that moves the world. Discover more

Mersedes_HR_Image_WhiteWith an exceptional tradition in motor racing and dominance in Formula 1 for a number of years, we are looking for passionate; committed, driven and extremely self-motivated student engineers to join us. Whether you are looking for a year-long Placement opportunity, an Apprenticeship scheme or a rotational Graduate Programme, HPP has the role for you.

We are still currently looking for student engineers available for September 2018 for the following roles:

  • Software and Controls Graduate Scheme x 1
  • Electronics Graduate Scheme x 1
  • Electronics 12 month Placement Scheme x 1

If you are interested, come and visit our FS Stand (outside Garage 0) to speak to one of our recruitment team or email for more details!

After this, our next student intake is September 2019. With roles from Finance and IT, to Programme Management and Engineering available, if you just can’t wait for the application window we have a talent pool that you’d be welcome to join. Just head to the student page on our careers site and enter your details in our ‘Express your Interest’ section.

Best of luck to all teams competing, we look forward to meeting you all!

ExxonMobil LogoImagine working for the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company, on tasks that affect nearly everyone in the world today and for future generations to come. ExxonMobil offers challenging long-term careers to high performing graduates, as well as summer and year placements with real responsibility!

ExxonMobil are currently in the middle of recruiting the best graduate engineers for their 2019 placement programmes, with applications now open for Experience ExxonMobil events.

Whether you are looking for Technical or Commercial Placements, check the recruitment pages on the ExxonMobil website or come visit the team in the paddock area at Formula Student to start the discussion!

For details on all the placements available, visit

BOSCHOur passion - Cars drive autonomously, machines speak to each other, and houses become smarter. At Bosch, we turn these visions into reality to improve the quality of life for people all over the world.

Become a part of forward thinkers and trailblazers where you can create something remarkable: Invented for life. Start something big. Let’s be remarkable.

Join us in turning visions of the future into meaningful technology invented for life.

Take a look at all the opportunities at Bosch UK here.

Applications are open throughout the year, with the main intakes happening in March and September.

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