Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Woking


Closing date: 29th April 2019

The McLaren name is synonymous with motorsport. The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed. The trophy cabinet at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) tells a thousand stories of world champions, great drivers, constructor titles and of all those individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage to make their invaluable contribution in making that difference: that extra thousandth of second off a lap time.

McLaren has been equally pioneering in its no-compromise approach to roadcars which has seen the launch of the multi-award-winning three tier model range – Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series – with Formula 1™-derived technology at the heart of each and every model. Back on track, McLaren has completed the circle of development. With the launch of the original 12C, followed by the 650S and, most recently, the 570S, McLaren has established itself on the international GT scene with GT3 and GT4 models competing – and winning – at the highest level.

With a backdrop of continued growth and success, McLaren Automotive is now looking for a small number of highly skilled individuals to join our team and help build the future cars for McLaren Motorsport.

Purpose of the role:

Working in the motorsport team, this role will play a pivotal role in providing market leading service to our global customer base.

This is a fundamentally key role to managing and enhancing the relationship between McLaren GT Motorsport and our key customer bases.

Principal accountabilities:

Build and preparation of McLaren Motorsport cars to the required specification

Accountable for build and preparation of the car and respective sub-assemblies

Understand and follow detailed work instructions relating to the construction, painting or assembling of vehicles

Ensure that all station operations on each vehicle are completed to the required quality standard

Work as part of a team on the definition and solution of problems that may be affecting the quality, cost or productivity of the vehicles being produced

Support the development and launch into production future McLaren Motorsport vehicle platforms and variants

Support with the development of vehicle assembly processes for all assembly disciplines

Support the team and wider business functions to ensure all quality targets are correctly specified and achieved

Support and participate in continuous improvement initiatives with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Work alongside the Product Design Engineering team in identifying resolutions for product related issues during the digital and prototype development phases

Knowledge, skills & experience:

Experience of working within a low volume vehicle production / motorsport build environment

Base level understanding of the differences between track based cars and road based vehicles

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Have value added experience in the field of production vehicle manufacturing.

Taking receipt of guidance and instruction from multiple leadership direction.

Flexible approach to work hours to support program targets

Personal attributes:

Determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations

Takes the opportunity to proactively use initiative where appropriate

A team player who can support others whilst also getting involved in day to day tasks as necessary

Good analytical skills and attention to detail

Results focused and driven to achieve successful outcome

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Adhere to the McLaren Values and help grow the Automotive & Motorsport Brand

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

McLaren Automotive are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice, we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

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