Lead the charge.
An exclusive paid internship opportunity with Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1


Akkodis is once again at the forefront of smart technology, this time with the world champion Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One team to help achieve its commitment to carbon neutrality and drive the team’s sustainability strategy.

Thank you for your interest in working within the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team position as Sustainability Project Consultant for the 2023 championship season. The application period has finished and we are no longer accepting applications. We will periodically update this page with new information on the program, so please visit from time to time.


Congratulations to the Lead the Charge Top Finalists

Through hundreds of amazing applications from all across the world, we are happy to announce that we have selected a few incredible candidates who are at the top of their game in sustainabiliy, tech and engineering to participate in the next stage, the Akkodis online Virtual Challenge.

The Virtual Challenge is a simulation comprising of various tasks designed to challenge their communication, creativity, teamwork and innovation skills. The candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate how they work as part of a team and showcase their unique qualities.

Only a select few will take top position on the grid and advance to the last stage of the selection process.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications.

Internship Job Description


Sustainability Project Consultant Paid Internship

We’re looking for a tech enthusiast capable of combining technology and innovation to envision sustainable solutions in a high-tech, data-driven environment within the sustainability team over the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship season. Someone who demonstrates a passion for motorsports and has a performance focused mind-set to help the team achieve their objectives. A creative thinker who is capable of driving impact and difference.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying projects and technology, helping set targets, implementing actions, and measuring outcomes to support the delivery of new sustainability strategy

  • Tracking, analyzing and reporting on carbon footprint data (such as manufacturing and product data) to improve carbon accounting across all emissions scopes

  • Using data analytics to identify solutions and support data driven decision making to achieve sustainability outcomes

  • Promoting the adoption of new approaches and innovation to improve sustainability performance

  • Supporting the maintenance and implementation of environmental certifications including (ISO14001 & FIA 3* Accreditation)


Essential Requirements

  • Awareness of key sustainability principles, industry trends and best practice standards

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and communicate complex data in a compelling and understandable way

  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills, being a team player and ability to forge strong working relationships with colleagues to collaborate across various internal functions including trackside team, facilities, operations, procurement, marketing, and finance

  • Background/Education in a STEM field, either in the physical or environmental sciences, with knowledge of sustainability/environment

  • Driven and self-motivated and able to proactively address challenges

  • Motivated and resilient to handle this highly challenging and fast-paced environment combined with passion for motorsport


Location

Brackley, UK.


Contract Period

Fixed term of 9 months (April 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023)

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The Selection Process

We are no longer accepting applications at this time. The application deadline ended on October 31, 2022 (23:59 CET).

September 26, 2022 – October 31, 2022

 

The application period has finished and we are currently reviewing all applications carefully. Only select candidates will be contacted by an Akkodis consultant.

Did you miss the Akkodis LIVE Q&A session with Mercedes on October 12? Don't worry. You can watch the recording that answers many questions regarding the position and what it is like to work at Mercedes. See details below.

September 26, 2022 – December 15, 2022

 

Lead the Charge candidates will need to make a few laps before making it across the finish line for the checkered flag.

Select candidates will have a series of first round interviews which may include a telephone interview, a video recording, and an in-person or online interview with local Akkodis consultants. Successful candidates will then participate in an online Virtual Challenge where they can demonstrate their skills and competencies in a simulated environment. At the end of the interview process, the top candidates will be tasked with a presentation and in-depth final interview.

January 2023 (TBD)


Who will stand on the Lead the Charge podium for the 2023 F1 season?

Before the start of the 2023 Formula 1 season the final selection for Lead the Charge will be announced globally. Location, date and time to be determined.

April 1, 2023

Now the fun really begins. The Lead the Charge position will begin on April 1, 2023, with a nine-month contract, based in the United Kingdom. However, before the chosen candidate can begin, a working VISA is necessary for their relocation to the UK.

  • September 26, 2022 – October 31, 2022

     

    The application period has finished and we are currently reviewing all applications carefully. Only select candidates will be contacted by an Akkodis consultant.

    Did you miss the Akkodis LIVE Q&A session with Mercedes on October 12? Don't worry. You can watch the recording that answers many questions regarding the position and what it is like to work at Mercedes. See details below.

  • September 26, 2022 – December 15, 2022

     

    Lead the Charge candidates will need to make a few laps before making it across the finish line for the checkered flag.

    Select candidates will have a series of first round interviews which may include a telephone interview, a video recording, and an in-person or online interview with local Akkodis consultants. Successful candidates will then participate in an online Virtual Challenge where they can demonstrate their skills and competencies in a simulated environment. At the end of the interview process, the top candidates will be tasked with a presentation and in-depth final interview.

  • January 2023 (TBD)


    Who will stand on the Lead the Charge podium for the 2023 F1 season?

    Before the start of the 2023 Formula 1 season the final selection for Lead the Charge will be announced globally. Location, date and time to be determined.

  • April 1, 2023

    Now the fun really begins. The Lead the Charge position will begin on April 1, 2023, with a nine-month contract, based in the United Kingdom. However, before the chosen candidate can begin, a working VISA is necessary for their relocation to the UK.


Watch our LIVE Q&A replay about the role

Akkodis LIVE Q&A Session with Mercedes on October 12th at 13:30 CET

On October 12 Akkodis hosted a LIVE Q&A session with the Mercedes Team who answered many viewer questions about the Lead the Charge Sustainability Project Consultant role and what it will be like to work with the world champion Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One team.

We discussed the main objectives of the role and how someone with a passion for motorsport and technology can drive innovative initiatives and create a more sustainable future together with the team throughout the 2023 Formula 1 season.