Engineering graduates given chance of F1 career

23-07-2008

Engineering graduates given chance of F1 career
A glamorous career in Formula One (F1) could await engineering graduates, an expert has suggested.

Commenting on a new Formula Student scheme, Nick Brown, senior design engineer with the Honda Racing F1 Team, told the Independent that such a career is "hard work".

However, he added that the programme - a competition for amateur engineers to create a single-seat racing car - is a good idea.

It has been organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in conjunction with a number of other organisations, including the Honda Racing F1 Team, Autodesk, Learning Grid, National Instruments, Shell and Toyota.

The dean of the School of Technology at Oxford Brookes University Professor Denise Morrey revealed that some engineering graduates have already landed their dream jobs: "Last season one of our placement students ended up being David Coulthard's race engineer, which was a pretty amazing experience," she said.

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