How do you find a job in motorsport?

How do you find a job in motorsport?
Oct 2, 2017, 9:15 PM

Promoted story: Motorsport is a complex business, so finding the perfect job can be a real struggle. But the Motorsport Jobs website can make things a much less painful experience.

Most motorsport companies use job boards – eg: Indeed, Glassdoor, etc – to advertise their jobs. The downside to this is, dealing with hundreds of jobs every day, this could ultimately leave candidates swamped with the wrong jobs.

In-house recruitment is extremely popular, it is a cost-effective solution, giving the company control over their recruitment process – subsequently this will limit the reach of candidates that a job board can achieve.

Larger companies can rely on in-house recruitment, due to their distinctive brand and an understanding that candidates would have heard of the business.

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What about Job Fairs?

Job fairs and recruitment events are a great way for jobseekers and companies to meet. They allow the two parties to interact on a face to face basis, giving the jobseeker a better understanding of the job requirements and company ethos.

The Motorsport Industry Association hosts a job fair in association with the National Motorsport Academy at the Silverstone Circuit on the 5th of October 2017. The event has some of the most prestigious universities in the country attending, as well as some of the biggest names in motorsport, such as Mercedes and Haas F1.

These events are aimed at graduates looking to make their first step into motorsport; large companies like Mercedes have internship programs that give graduates real-world experience while learning the necessary skills.

A Williams engineer at work in the garage
A Williams engineer at work in the garage

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

What about experience and internship?

Motorsport is such a competitive sport that finding the perfect job straight away is extremely rare. Either you gain experience via an internship/apprenticeship, or work within a job associated with motorsport.

If you’re lucky enough to get a job in motorsport, then gaining the relevant skills is vital in career progression. Finding your second job can be slightly easier as you have already gained vital knowledge in a work environment, but there is no question that every job is fiercely competitive.

The saying ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ can certainly apply when searching for a job in motorsport. Collecting contacts in all areas of motorsport will get your name out there and increase the likeliness of getting a job.

Motorsport Jobs will easily allow candidates to find motorsport relevant jobs without the hassle of trawling through the internet for a specific job.

Jobs range from senior engineers to marshals, not just in the UK but across the globe, reaching a potentially massive audience. There’s plenty of recruitment going on out there, you just need to know where to start looking.

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