Legal Industrial Placement


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team


Work Experience





Practice Area:



United Kingdom


Law Undergraduate


Fixed Term Contract

Job Description

The Legal Industrial Placement is the ultimate opportunity to kick start your legal career by gaining valuable hands-on experience in a very exciting and fast-paced sector.

The Legal Team strive to provide a first class legal service which adds value to the business, assisting it to perform at its optimum both on and off the track. The remit of the Legal Team is wide and covers many areas of law including commercial contracts, regulatory, intellectual property, data protection, compliance, property and employment. The Legal Team takes a pragmatic approach to legal challenges and fosters strong relationships with stakeholders through open communication. Proactivity and innovation are integral to Legal Team’s ability to stretch to the ever-diversifying needs of the business. The successful candidate will support the Legal Team with legal and administrative tasks to contribute to reaching their goals and those of the wider business.

Key Accountabilities (Duties):

Under the supervision of the members of the Legal Team, pick up legal and administrative tasks to increase overall capacity and the assist the smooth functioning of the Legal Team. In particular:

  • Confidentiality agreements;
  • Queries and negotiations relating to standard purchasing terms and conditions;
  • Academic collaboration agreements;
  • Travel-related agreements;
  • Consultancy agreements;
  • Brand protection matters;
  • Compliance matters (including data protection);
  • Research in topical areas and summarising the same in an easily digestible format;
  • Developing educational legal resources for the business;
  • Assisting with the administration, maintenance and development of the Legal Team precedent contracts and other related documentation;
  • Proof-reading; and
  • Detecting opportunities for process improvement and innovation.

Candidate Profile:

As a minimum, the successful candidate must be studying towards a law degree or PgDL in law or recently graduated. When shortlisting applications, we are typically looking for relevant university subjects such as Commercial Law.

The successful candidate will have had experience working in an office environment (preferably in a legal context) and should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.

The following skills are key to this role:

  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Proven team player;
  • Ability to take on feedback and improve;
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Willingness to go ‘above and beyond’; and
  • Innovative mindset.


It does not matter whether or not you already have an interest in motorsport: we are looking for candidates who are passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find your placement with us a memorable and enriching experience.

We are looking for a driven individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven, demonstrable track record of working successfully within a high performing team. The Legal Team requires someone who is resilient, calm when working under pressure (especially within tight timescales), has excellent attention to detail and is extremely well organised.

Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team-playing’ attitude and the ability to work to strict deadlines under minimal supervision.


We offer a competitive package including bonus, Mercedes-Benz car lease scheme (A-Class), free on-site gym, subsidised restaurant facilities, generous discounts from our sponsors, Christmas & Summer parties and opportunities to work with our factory Race Support team.

We are highly focused on equal opportunities and pride ourselves on our strong, inclusive values and culture.

Recruitment Timings and Process:

Typically, our Industrial Placements are for a thirteen-month period with an anticipated start date of 4 July 2022.

Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). You will also complete an online application form for review by hiring managers, including details of your academic study and relevant experience. To ensure a fair and consistent approach we do not accept applications by any other route e.g. no paper-based applications, no emails containing CVs.

Based on your online application you may advance into our multi-step assessment process. This will include online testing and you may also be invited to attend a short video interview. The final stage will be an assessment centre to be held in November. This may be virtual or in person. Due to the volume of applications, we only provide feedback to candidates who are invited to the final stage.

We welcome applications from all candidates and will look to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary Home Office requirements.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the Industrial Placement role.

To apply please click here. The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 October 2021 at 23:59 British Summer Time.


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