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HOT JOB ALERT: Motorsport Apprenticeship Opportunities

Getting a break in motorsport can be tricky, especially when you’re fresh out of school with basic qualifications and barely any experience. Starting a Motorsport Apprenticeship can give you ahead-start in the industry at a young age and despite the highly competitive nature of motorsport, there are more of these great entry-level positions around than you might think!

Here at the NMA, we offer degree level qualifications to help already qualified engineers to access higher level jobs in the motorsport industry. Our BSc Motorsport Engineering is now open to school and college leavers who have been awarded a minimum of 100 UCAS points (with at least one A-Level or equivalent in Physics or Maths) or a Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject such as Automotive Engineering, Motorsport Engineering or Software Engineering. If staying at school isn’t for you, apprenticeships are a great way to get the skills you need to continue your education.

Here are our top 4 Motorsport Apprenticeship positions being advertised right now!

WEST MIDLANDS:

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POSITION: Apprentice Mechanic/Motorsport Engineer

EMPLOYER: TTR GARAGE SERVICES LIMITED, CANNOCK

This position within a well-respected vehicle repair centre will give you a great basis for a future career in automotive or motorsport. An Intermediate Apprenticeship, you’ll be an integral part of the day-to-day operations and work on both the normal road vehicles and high-performance track and race cars.

The motorsport side of the business is known as Track Toys Racing where the team develop cars and provide trackside support to teams in a number of events in the UK and Europe. Specialising in suspension set-ups, upgrades and restoration, the team are a young and passionate bunch! Take a look at the Instagram feed here.

The position will mean carrying out preventative maintenance, doing the basics – tire changes, wheel balancing, filter replacements as well as supporting the busy team by keeping records of work carried out, maintaining supplies and cost control.

This motorsport Apprenticeship is supported by Walsall College so if you’re based in the West Midlands apply now!

 

NORFOLK:

POSITION: Electrical Systems Apprentice

EMPLOYER: LOTUS CARS

You don’t get a better motorsport apprenticeship than this! Working with Lotus in Hethel, Norfolk, you’ll be supporting technicians and engineers who are working in the Electrical Workshop, developing engineering solutions from concept to production.

This 36 month apprenticeship will see you working on electrical system design, complex wiring systems, circuit analysis and fault finding.

You’ll already be aware of Lotus sports cars but take a look at their Instagram feed and tell us you’re not gagging to work on these beauties!

Read the Job Spec and Apply here

NORTHANTS:

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POSITION: Trainee Composites Engineer x10!

EMPLOYER: PRODRIVE

This is a super-rare opportunity to work with motorsport industry leaders, Prodrive at their manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes. They are looking for 10 entry-level applicants to take part in a unique training programme as they look to develop the next generation of motorsport composite engineers.

The 10-12 week programme includes classroom learning which will result in an EAL Level 1 qualification in basic engineering. After the course is completed, the top perfromers will be offered a position on Prodrive’s industry leading motorsport apprenticeship scheme.

Check out the job spec or apply here

SUFFOLK:

POSITION: WORKSHOP ASSISTANT/TRAINEE PRODUCT FINISHER

EMPLOYER: PRO-ALLOY Motorsport

Not strictly a motorsport apprenticeship, but nonetheless a great start towards a specialist motorsport career. This position works to support the welding and fabrication team with testing and final finishing of products.

Pro Alloy Motorsport specialise in the design and manufacture of high-performance alloy radiators, intercoolers and fuel systems. They work specifically within the motorsport arena so you’ll be helping to design and create bespoke products for race cars and restoration projects. Check out their Instagram feed here.

The salary for this position may well be better than your average motorsport apprenticeship so head over to Motorsport Jobs and apply today!

 

 

You can also stay up to date with the latest motorsport apprenticeship opportunities and higher level jobs by visiting Racestaff.com!

18 thoughts on “HOT JOB ALERT: Motorsport Apprenticeship Opportunities”

  1. Cameron Thornley

    Good morning NDA.I being Cameron Thornley age 20 I have just finished a 2 year course at Bromsgrove college Worcestershire in engineering .I passed all my exams and now looking to be employed in the Motorsport industry.I would be grateful if you could help me or point me in the. right direction.kind regards Cameron Thornley.

    1. Hi Cameron. If you are looking to specialise in motorsport it is always best to get as much experience as you can in the industry alongside a specialist qualification. You’d potentially qualify for our degree programme based on your other course, maybe even the Top Up degree which would give your employability a boost. Otherwise you just need to apply or offer your services at as many race weekends as possible with as many teams. Getting experience under your belt also helps you to network and meet people which can also often lead to work. If you’d like any more information about our courses please just email me – niki@nda.ac.uk or contact our admissions team if it’s with regards to applying for a course – admissions@motorsport.nda.ac.uk. Best wishes, Niki

  2. Hi. I’ve currently just finished my A-levels and am struggling to find the right path for next year (i.e. September). I studied History, Art and Psychology and I’m expected good grades in all 3 – I have always had an interest in engineering and doing practical hands on work but I feel the academic choices I’ve made have stunted any possible apprenticeship or job prospects in this area even with it being a great interest of mine, even though I would consider myself a quick learner with a real drive to learn new things. Any advice or places I could look/opportunities that could allow for my lack of Physics, Maths & engineering experience ?

    1. Hi Brayden
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      It’s tough when it comes to making your A Level choices. I’d suggest looking at getting some additional qualifications and any experience you can in engineering or motorsport although it must feel frustrating having spent so long studying already. The Engineers Academy is an online college where you can get basic engineering qualifications alongside whatever else you’re doing. this is what we suggest for people who look to study our courses but lack the basic entry requirements. They offer Level 3, 4 and 5 qualifications which would be recognised by employers and other education establishments. This would mean you could also look to find a job at the same time as changing your career path.

      There are some entry level motorsport opportunities out there but they do generally go to people with work experience of some kind. If you don’t have a local team or track where you could volunteer (marshalling and scrutineering are both great experience) you could also look at buying a car to work on yourself to learn the basics? Again, there are so many resources online to help with this.

      I hope that this helps in some way. if you have any more questions please feel free to email me – niki.dupont@motosport.nda.ac.uk.

      Best wishes,

      Niki

  3. Kevin Colonelli

    Hi my name is Kevin Colonelli I have got a level 3 qualification in light vehicle maintenance and have quite a lot of industry experience in the field. I have recently started university I’m currently doing a engineering foundation year and hope to next year move onto motorsport engineering. However I’m not quite liking university but I still wanted to get into motorsport are there any degree level apprenticeship available.

  4. Hi
    I’m due to leave school next year and will achieve all of my gcse in grade 5 and above including maths physics and engineering. I really don’t want to do a levels and am looking into the possibility of a level 3 apprenticeship
    In motor sport design engineering. Please can you advise me where may have these available and any additional experience I could try to gain. Many thanks. Lewis Johnson

  5. Hi there, this is my last year at college and I’m trying to find an opportunity for next year. I’m currently studying Physics and Computer Science A Level (predicted A/B) as well as Level 3 Engineering (predicted D). I just wanted to know what options are there around for the end of this academic year.

  6. Hello there,
    I’ve just finished my service technician apprenticeship with Audi and got my NVQ level 3. I would really like to pursue a career in motorsport and especially get involved with the aerodynamic side of the sport but I’m not sure on how to go about doing this with my current qualifications. I’m 23 and I have a my own project car that I work on myself, and I do track days in, to get some good experience but would love to take this passion for cars and racing further. Any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  7. Hello, My Name is Kristopher and I’ve just finished the level 3 in Motorsport engineering through IMI, I’m struggling with what to do next I want to become a race technician or even work on a pit crew I just have no idea where to start, I just what to know what’s out there and what I can move onto next/ what would be beneficial to me, cheers.

    1. Hey Kristopher, it might be worth having a discussion with our student admissions team who can advise you on the best next steps for you. 🙂

  8. Hello NDA, my name is Bobby and I am currently a level 3 apprentice with Porsche and I am looking to further my career and getting into the motorsport field. What would you recommend for me to take as my next steps in doing this?
    Thank you,
    Bobby

    1. Hi Bobby, thanks for getting in touch. There are many steps you can take. Perhaps it’s worth a call with our admissions team to see how we can help guide your journey into motorsport? We’re here to answer any questions you may have!

      Let us know if you’d be up for a chat.

      Sean

  9. Hi NDA, my name is Jonathon and I am looking for any opportunity to find my way into F1, I have no background experience within motorsport. I just want to get my foot in the door.

    1. Hi Jonathon. Thanks for getting in touch. Just because you have no background experience doesn’t nmean you can’t make it to the top. It might be worth having a chat with our admissions team to see how we could help you with your goal! Please feel free to call us on 01159 123 456 or give us an email hello@motorsport.nda.ac.uk. Look forward to hearing from you!

      Sean

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