Rare chance for someone to land a dream job as a professional race car engineer

The dream engineer job does exist, and one lucky candidate 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 Race – to provide an amazing experience to help someone start their journey to becoming a professional race car engineer.

With the end of the British Grand Prix last week, careers in F1 have never looked so hot. In fact, Google searches for F1 jobs jumped 77% during Grand Prix week this year. And research conducted by Accu shows that for every role in F1 there are 4,444 applicants.

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

In a job posting posted online, the component supplier offers technical information on building race cars, hands-on experience in CAD sessions, the opportunity to learn about aerodynamics, a master on car building and even driving experience. The winner will also receive tickets to next year’s Formula Student, a world-renowned competition for students to build a single-seater racing car.

Applicants are invited to send a 30-second video pitch to dreamjob@accu.co.uk — and for additional entry — share it on social media.

Once the August 9, 2021 deadline has passed, a shortlist of three applicants will be established. Each finalist will then proceed to a public vote on Accu’s social media channels. Voting will last for a week and the winner (with the most votes) will be announced and contacted on Friday, August 19.

Martin Ackroyd, co-founder of Accu, said: “It’s an incredible prospect for a person – a lot of people would pay for the opportunity to get up close with a person with a racing car. F1 jobs are rare, so we wanted to give a taste of what it entails, while hoping to propel their careers.”

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