Australian engineers given the chance to win an exclusive trip to Williams F1 Racing Team HQ & factory in the UK

HR and recruitment specialists Randstad, in close cooperation with engineers of the Williams Formula 1 racing team, are on the hunt for Australia’s fastest problem solver in engineering, today launching The Engineering Challenge, which will award the winners enviable prizes, including one lucky person awarded an exclusive trip to the Williams Martini Racing factory in the UK.

The Engineering Challenge, powered by Randstad will provide aspiring engineers with the chance to fast-track their career, learn about F1 engineering and get their foot in the door at one of the world’s leading racing organisations.

From 1 to 22 November, Australian engineers can compete in three ‘laps’ of challenges, with each lap of questions only available for one week and prizes awarded to the top participants each week. Prizes include official Williams Martini Racing merchandise packs, the opportunity to meet the Williams team during 2017 race week in Melbourne and a Grand Final Prize.

The Australian contestant with the most number of correct answers and fastest overall time over all three ‘laps’ of challenges will win this once in a lifetime prize – the opportunity to spend the day at the Williams F1 HQ and factory in Oxfordshire, the UK with the grand final winners from Belgium, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The winners will be given an exclusive tour of the factory, they will meet members of the Williams engineering team and will test their driving skills in a Formula One simulator.

Randstad has specialised in engineering recruitment and engineer careers for over 55 years globally. “Engineers are problem crunchers, and the Randstad Engineering Challenge appeals to that,” says Joost Schriever, of Randstad Holding. “Promoting education and career opportunities in STEM profiles is crucial in a labour market where technical skills are in high demand. With the Challenge, we hope to attract more engineers and help to fulfil the increasing demand for this professional group.”

Frank Ribuot, CEO of Randstad Australia & New Zealand says, “Randstad has been the official partner of the Williams Martini Racing Team since 2006 and in that time has been committed to boosting investment in nurturing engineering and technology careers in Australia and around the world. 

“We are hoping the Randstad Engineering Challenge will encourage further love of engineering and Formula One racing, to keep our passionate Williams F1 racing fans connected to the team, and to inspire more young Australians to consider STEM as an exciting career path. 

“Williams Martini Racing works at the cutting edge in pursuit of perfection, with a team of more than 500 operating behind the scenes to keep two F1 drivers on the track every race.

“Through this partnership and the Engineering Challenge, we hope to highlight the invaluable positions in Formula One racing, from aerodynamicists, who work with wind tunnels and advanced structural designs, to power electricians experimenting with ignition timing and fuel injection,” he said.

Randstad also promotes STEM careers through its investment in the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy, offering exclusive e-learning programs for budding engineers across the globe, combined with mentorship from Williams F1 and career guidance from Randstad.

N.B The Engineering Challenge will run simultaneously across six countries: Australia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. 

Frank Ribuot, Chief Executive Officer of Randstad Australia & New Zealand, is available for interviews by request.

about randstad 

Randstad is one of the world’s leading recruitment & HR services specialists, passionate about matching people with organisations that will develop their potential and matching organisations with people that will take their business to the next level. The Randstad Group employs over 560,000 people every day with the aim of 'shaping the world of work'.


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