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Are you looking to race into pole position in a thrilling sector?
Perhaps, you’re a Formula One fan and want to embrace the upcoming start of the new season by taking your first steps to follow your passion, and enjoy a great career in this dynamic centre?
At the University of Bolton, we offer our students the chance to live and breathe racing alongside their studies, through live projects they get to enjoy with industry partners. We are about to explore how, so keep reading!
Industry Factory Tours 2023
As part of the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at Bolton University, we are lucky to enjoy a collaboration with our many industry partners, one of which is the established and much respected Prodrive, a leading independent motorsport company who are behind some of the greatest achievements in motorsport over the past few decades. They recently hosted an industry factory tour for our motorsport students; giving them a helpful insight into the Prodrive careers opportunities and business that will help students when applying for motorsport graduate jobs.
Let’s explore some of Prodrive’s greatest achievements:
- Four British Touring Car titles
- Five Le Mans titles
- Six World Rally titles
- Six World Endurance Championship titles
- In 2004, with Prodrive’s David Richards as Team Principal, the British American Racing (BAR) Honda Formula One team finished runners-up in the F1 Constructors’ Championship
The tour started with a warm welcome from Prodrive’s Human Resources Manager, Shaun Clayton, who gave us a full tour of their excellent facilities, including a behind-the-scenes look at their engineering, car building, and their heritage area.
We were also given the opportunity to speak to team members and get a feel for what they do on a daily basis. This included a discussion with their intern engineer, Matthew, who kindly gave us a rundown of his work on their current Subaru P25 project.
The day gave our students an excellent insight into the industry processes and a day in the life of a motorsport engineer.
How to Get into Motorsport:
If you have a passion for motorsport engineering and you want to study for a degree that will give you industry opportunities, the positive and supportive learning environment at the University of Bolton could be right for you.
By working in collaboration with our industry partners, we are in a position to regularly review our course content to ensure that it is up-to-date with all the latest practices happening in the sector.
Learn more about how you can get into motorsport by looking at our courses in more detail.
Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe; the home of the UK’s only National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.