27 Oct 2015
Student shortlisted for Engineer of the Future Award
The annual award names an engineering student from a UK university as a rising star of Formula One engineering and supports them with an accelerated career development programme at Williams.
Following a targeted application process, five students including James have been selected to take part in an assessment workshop at the Williams HQ in Grove on 18 – 19 November.
This assessment workshop will see the finalists complete a number of tasks designed to test their engineering know-how, team work, problem solving skills and personality fit. The students will be assessed by a panel of judges comprising leading industry, academic, media and Formula One personnel.
The winner of the competition will be offered an initial two-year placement on an accelerated development programme. During the placement, the winner will get the unique opportunity to work in the team’s race operations division and gain experience at a Grand Prix.
Of being shortlisted, James said: “I am really thrilled to be shortlisted for a graduate position at one of the most prestigious and historic Formula One teams on the grid. I have always wanted to work in Formula One, after being a fan for my entire life, and I am excited at the opportunity to spend 2 more days at Willams F1 for the next stage of the application."
The winner will be formally announced at the annual Autosport Awards on 6 December 2015.