OBR and Accu partner to offer ‘Motorsport Dream Job’ experience

The dream engineering job does exist, and one lucky applicant will be the perfect fit. 

One of the UK’s leading component suppliers, Accu, has teamed up with the UK’s number one student motorsport team – Oxford Brookes Racing – to offer an amazing experience to help someone start their journey to becoming a professional racing car engineer.

With the British Grand Prix ending last week, F1 careers have never seemed so hot. In fact, Google searches for jobs in the F1 jumped up by 77% in the week of this year’s Grand Prix. And research carried out by Accu shows that for every role at the F1, there are 4,444 candidates.

The lucky winning candidate will put themselves in a strong position for a future career in the F1, immersing themselves in the world of motorsport for 2 days – and get paid while they’re at it – as they find out how racing cars are designed, prototyped, and built, picking up £500 for their time.

In a job advertisement posted online, the component supplier is offering technical insights into how racing cars are built, hands-on experience in CAD sessions, the opportunity to learn about aerodynamics, a car build masterclass and even a driving experience. The winner will also get tickets to next year’s Formula Student – a world-renowned competition for students to build a single-seat racing car.

Applicants are being asked to send a 30-second video pitch to dreamjob@accu.co.uk – and for an additional entry, share it on social media.

Once the deadline has passed on 9th August 2021, a shortlist of three candidates will be drawn up. Each finalist will then go to a public vote on Accu’s social media. The voting will last for a period of one week and the winner (with the most votes) will be announced and contacted on Friday 19th August.

Martin Ackroyd, co-founder of Accu said: “This is an amazing prospect for one person – many people would pay for the opportunity to get up close and person with a racing car. Jobs in the F1 are scarce, so we wanted to provide a taster of what’s involved, whilst hopefully propelling their career.”

Aspiring race car engineers can find the T&Cs here; https://www.accu.co.uk/en/p/322-win-a-dream-job-experience-with-a-motorsport-team

Are the best universities producing the best engineers?

Article by Tereza Pultarova, E&T


“Not only do they have that extra, relevant interest but also the interview inevitably ends up being about an area where they are experts, rather than the other way around.”

The university’s students, [Gordana] Collier says, are regularly invited to apply for jobs at Ferrari, and frequently succeed at interviews with Mercedes HPP, BMW or Renault F1.

The university doesn’t see Formula Student as a ‘side-project’, but an integral part of the teaching and development of its students,” says Collier. “This means people land from day one wanting to be part of something special and to make a difference.”

Read the full article here.