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Williams Supports Government’s Year of Engineering Campaign

07 Feb 2018

Williams is delighted to be supporting the Year of Engineering in 2018 that was launched in January.

The Year of Engineering 2018 is a year-long, cross-Government campaign aimed at raising the profile of engineering amongst 7 to 16 year olds and widening the pool of young people that consider engineering as a career.

The Williams Group, which includes WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING and Williams Advanced Engineering, has engineering at its core. Over 40 years ago, Frank Williams and Patrick Head came together to form one of the greatest Formula One teams of all time.

Today, Williams continues to race in the FIA Formula One Championship, as well as transferring much of the technology learned from 40 years at the pinnacle of motor racing to other applications through Williams Advanced Engineering.

Williams has long supported the promotion of STEM subjects and practical technical education with its various educational programmes. Initiatives like the Williams Engineering Academy, Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future award, and various internships and apprenticeships give students a head start towards a career in Formula One, technology and engineering.

Human Resources Director, Nicola Salter, commented: “For 40 years, Williams has been at the forefront of engineering innovation. Many of the sport's legendary engineering figures began their career at Williams so we know the importance of nurturing and developing engineering talent. To inspire, encourage and attract a new generation of engineering stars, we are delighted to be supporting the Year of Engineering, the Government’s campaign to promote engineering from a young age, which we believe could kick start a skills revolution.”

Minister for the Year of Engineering Nusrat Ghani said: “Engineers – whether they are working on cutting-edge technology in motorsport, or other areas such as energy or artificial intelligence – are vital to the lifeblood of our economy. Through the Year of Engineering, we want to show young people and their parents the immense creativity, opportunity and value of the profession. By working with partners like Williams to bring young people face to face with inspiring role models and experiences, we can send a clear message that engineering careers are innovative, varied and a chance to shape the future of this country.”

Over the course of 2018, Williams will be working with the Department for Transport across its Year of Engineering campaign with a range of content, events and support. As the Williams Group grows, we are always actively recruiting for full time positions, apprenticeships, internships and work experience. For more information, please visit: http://www.williamsf1.com/pages/careers