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27 Oct 2015

Student shortlisted for Engineer of the Future Award

Williams and Autosport have announced student, James Nurse, as one of five finalists shortlisted for the inaugural Autosport Williams 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.