About

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades.

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Our Partners

Williams has always been a family-run team and the family ethos extends to our partners, who support us every step of the way during the season. Find out more about our Official Team Partners below.

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Our People

Williams is a human capital business, with a wealth of diverse and driven team members all working towards the same goal. Find out more about our people below.

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Our History

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd is founded by Frank Williams and an ambitious British engineer called Patrick Head. The company is based in an empty carpet warehouse in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and enters a purchased March chassis in order to compete in F1 during the latter half of the season.

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Owen Heaney Wins 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

Williams and Autosport are pleased to announce Owen Heaney, from Imperial College London, as the winner of the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

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Owen Heaney Wins 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

Williams and Autosport are pleased to announce Owen Heaney, from Imperial College London, as the winner of the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

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Gallery

Lance and Sergey, Abu Dhabi

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 655
2 FERRARI 571
3 RED BULL 419
4 RENAULT 122
5 HAAS 95
6 MCLAREN 62
7 FORCE INDIA 53
8 SAUBER 47
9 TORO ROSSO 31
10 WILLIAMS 7
eSports

Williams eSports will compete in a range of online sim racing competitions this season. The team’s roster of elite gamers will represent Williams, racing in series and events on multiple platforms during the year.

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About Us

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. The company combines cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers, with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One.

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What We Do

The core competencies of Williams Advanced Engineering are sector agnostic and do not apply only to motorsport or even automotive. Already this expertise is being applied to sectors as diverse as retail and defence. If a company requires support in any of these areas of competence, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering can provide it.

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Technology and Innovation

The people at Williams are problem solvers, tackling the most complex engineering challenges on a daily basis. Customers come to Williams for help with their new innovations.

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Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics

Williams Advanced Engineering is unique in the desire and capability to apply expertise in high level simulation and aerodynamic know-how from the pinnacle of motor racing to other sectors. Born out of Formula One, working faster than almost anyone else, customers receive an advantage of speed of response and top of the range people, hardware and software providing full aerodynamic services.

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Electrification

Williams Advanced Engineering has created very high performance batteries in the Formula E programme, at the cutting edge of battery performance and management. Formula E is a test bed for electrification and new technologies that is now being transferred into prototype vehicles and road cars in award-winning projects.

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Advanced Lightweight Structures

Williams Advanced Engineering is using its breadth of experience in lightweight materials from Formula One, where lightweighting can make a significant difference on track, and other projects to offer new ideas and solutions to industry.

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Vehicle Programmes

Working with customers, the teams at Williams Advanced Engineering set targets to define the product concept, analyse, evaluate and optimise it, before then real world development refines the result to perfection.

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Specialist Product Delivery

From productions runs of one to the low hundreds, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering are experts in the quality manufacture of high performance products across industry.

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Business Dynamics

Taking lessons from four decades of success in Formula One to help clients apply winning philosophies to their own organisations, Williams Advanced Engineering uses data to setup for success, views regulation changes as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage while combining an understanding of whole system dynamics with detailed analytics, bringing understanding of human performance and developing high performance teams.

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Launched and managed by Foresight Group, the Fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, combining technological expertise from Williams and Foresight's track record in financial management.

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Simulation

Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.

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Working with us

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, providing world class capabilities to deliver energy efficient performance to customers and address the challenges of 21st century mobility and sustainability. Williams Advanced Engineering is also constantly searching for more top talent to deliver for the company and its customers.

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Fast Jet and Formula One technology sharing partnership signed between BAE Systems and Williams

A new strategic alliance between BAE Systems and Williams will combine the world-leading capabilities of both companies on product and technology development.

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Fast Jet and Formula One technology sharing partnership signed between BAE Systems and Williams

A new strategic alliance between BAE Systems and Williams will combine the world-leading capabilities of both companies on product and technology development.

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Event Rooms

10 multi-purpose event rooms offering great flexibility for events of up to 200 guests in a modern and inspiring surrounding

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Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

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Trophy Room

The Trophy Room houses a selection of the team's prestigious silverware

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Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

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Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

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Museum & Tours

Housed in the award-winning Williams Conference Centre is Sir Frank Williams' private Williams Grand Prix Collection, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning the history of the Williams F1 team since 1978

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Gift Vouchers

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Activities

A wide range of activities are available at the Williams Conference Centre and can be used for team building and hospitality days or to enhance your events.

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Race Day Hospitality

Hosted at the Williams Conference Centre we offer a unique way to view an F1 race, with a review of qualifying, an exclusive live link up to a team member from the track, followed by the race itself

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Dining & Celebrations

We not only pride ourselves on the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, but also on our 5 star catering. Our in-house caterers offer the highest standard of cuisine, where possible using local organic suppliers and fair-trade produce

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Private Dining

As part of the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, we pride ourselves on our 5 star catering

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Car History

Williams Car History

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Guardians Of Honour

Williams has an ever-growing catalogue of illustrious Grand Prix cars. Now Jonathan Williams and Dickie Stanford must dovetail this sumptuous history with the high-flying Formula 1 team of today

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WHAT WE OFFER

As part of the Company’s on-going commitment to the importance of Schools, Colleges and Universities in supplying the talented artisans, technicians, engineers and business support staff to the Formula One industry in the future, we operate an Apprenticeship scheme, work experience and student placement programme. The purpose of work experience and student placements is to encourage further study and careers in stem subjects Maths, Science, Engineering, Design and Information Technology, Media and Marketing. Our overall aim is to bring engineering and work related subjects to life, enthusing students about such subjects, and helping to equip them for their future careers, particularly in precision engineering environment such as ours. This is particularly important with the declining interest of students to pursue careers in precision engineering

APPRENTICESHIPS

Exciting opportunities are available based at our headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire. This is suited to enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for engineering, along with the confidence, belief and determination to succeed in a company that offers variety, interest and responsibility with great engineering prospects for the future.

As part of the training apprentices will, in addition to attending College, rotate throughout the Metallic and Composite Production areas of the business. Within a fast moving environment of diverse technical challenges, they will learn to interpret technical drawings and use a variety of materials and techniques, and will therefore develop a good range of hand crafting skills, as well as the ability to measure and fit components accurately. Ultimately, they will progress through the apprenticeship to take up roles within the Composites and Model Shop departments.

Applicants for both of the above positions should be committed to pursuing vocational qualifications in engineering and will receive support accordingly from the Company during the term of the apprenticeships. Applicants are expected to have a good standard of education at GCSE level including Maths and English at grade C or above and have good communication skills. A flexible attitude to work and hours is essential, as well as being a good team player.

INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENTS

Due to such high demand along with limited availability due to our company size, resources and racing commitments we are only able to accommodate a certain number of paid student placements each year. These numbers vary year on year dependent on resources. Students will work under the mentorship of an experienced team member, gaining significant experience, as well as invaluable information for final year dissertations / thesis. Along the way students will pick up a diverse range of new skills and competencies that can be universally applied in an environment that is constantly changing.

Throughout the duration of the placement, the student will have regular performance evaluations with the nominated manager to aid professional and personal development. The Company’s informal working culture will also allow the student to network with the full spectrum of people working within the team. Only students taking part in the student placement programmes can be accommodated in our Aerodynamics, Design, Test Facilities, Marketing and Media Departments. We do not offer any work experience or student placement opportunities on our Race or Test Teams. Typically we advertise these vacancies during the first University term the year before the industrial placement.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Due to our car-build commitments, work experience and short-term student placements are not available between October and April each year. Additionally, we are not able to accommodate work experience students for periods longer than one week.

TASTER WEEK

"Taster Week" to secondary school students titled "Five days in the life of Williams." This programme can accommodate students and is designed to provide an insight into the diverse range of skills and occupations required by the Company to produce a Formula One racing car. This programme therefore is ideal in assisting students to make the right career, apprenticeships and/or future subject choices. This programme takes place at the end of July each year. Note: Due to the short term nature of both work experience placements and student placements we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have entitlement to live or work in the United Kingdom. It is also expected that the student or their family takes sole responsibility for making suitable travel and accommodation arrangements.