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!
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.
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!
POSITION: Trainee Composites Engineer x10!
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.
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!