Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Industrial Placement 2022-23 – Formula E – Powertrain

Industrial Placement 2022 – 2023 – Formula E – Powertrain

Williams Advanced Engineering is a technology and engineering services business providing world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to customers. The capabilities of Williams Advanced Engineering’s people in new materials, electrification and battery technology, aerodynamics and thermodynamics, business performance and specialist low volume manufacturing apply across all sectors, including from automotive and motorsport to aerospace and defence or energy and sports science to healthcare.

We operate a 13-month (August 2022 – August 2023) student placement programme within the Formula E team. This is an exciting opportunity where you will work with highly skilled engineering professionals and graduates who you can learn from and develop with – the more questions you ask, the more you will gain from your experience. It is important to know that many of our industrial placements have been successful in obtaining graduate roles on completion of their degree.

The Powertrains placement is an opportunity to work with an electrified powertrain on many areas including mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, electrical, electronics, software and rig testing. We use very latest techniques, materials and components to make best electrical powertrain. Working closely with a small group of experienced engineers, you will have the opportunity to work directly with cutting edge powertrain technology.

To be eligible for our Powertrain placement, you should be working towards a degree in Electrical, Automotive or Motor Sport Engineering. An understanding of electronics or mechatronics would be advantageous along with CAD design and Siemens NX.

All applications should be submitted via our website: www.wae.com. When applying for industrial placements opportunities, all students are expected to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a covering letter no longer than 500 words, containing the following information:

  • Your current career aims and how you plan to achieve them.
  • Subjects that you are currently taking and plan to take.
  • Relevant leisure pursuits and activities.
  • Why work experience with the Company would be beneficial to you and why Formula E specifically.

Your application will be acknowledged and we will update you with your progress via email during the process. We will not accept applications which are not submitted through our website. Due to the volume of applications we receive we can only give feedback to applicants that attend the selection process.

Due to the short-term nature of student placements, we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have entitlement to live and work in the United Kingdom and we are also unable to accept students in their final year of University.

Those students that are shortlisted will be invited to attend an assessment. It is expected that the student takes sole responsibility for making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.

The selection process will begin in November.

To apply and for more information, please visit our website. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th November 2021.

*If applying for multiple roles with WAE, please be aware that you can only load one cover letter and one CV.

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.