McLaren Careers

Early Careers

Opportunities for every stage of your career

We keep our focus sharp but our energy light. We are hungry to win but driven by progress. We appreciate our differences and build community. At McLaren, we are committed to creating opportunities for everyone at every stage in their professional lives, including those who have less experience or those who are just starting out in their career. 

We want you to bring your passion and skills and in return we will provide you with growth, development and opportunities. 

Hiring across Manufacturing, Engineering and support functions we are committed to providing both direct entry and apprenticeship opportunities. We work hard to create numerous early career opportunities for both graduate and non-graduates, including work experience, internships and post-education hiring. 

Keep an eye out below for new openings when they become live - please note that we only accept applications when roles are open.

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Work experience

Depending on role, we have Work Experience sessions at both McLaren Technology Centre and McLaren Production Centre in Woking, as well as our McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield. This is a unique opportunity to shadow members of the team for a week, and get to know first-hand what it’s like to work in our fast paced, ever changing industry.


You could choose either a summer internship or a year in industry… either way it’s an amazing chance to work on the kinds of projects that directly drive our performance on and off the track. Internship offer a great way to gain hands-on experience and try out a potential career. We offer numerous internships throughout the year to interested candidates who are over 18 years old and are currently studying at a UK University. Candidates must demonstrate their interest in McLaren as well as the business or functional area they wish gain experience in.


If you want to get your career in the automotive industry started while continuing your education and gaining qualifications, our Apprenticeship programme is for you. We offer a variety of apprenticeship programmes covering a range of disciplines.

Graduate programme

We want to work with people who have completed their bachelors or masters degrees and are looking for a programme that provides a supportive environment, huge breadth of experiences, career-defining mentoring, and industry leading experts to learn from. Whilst we don't currently have an open graduate scheme window, if you are a recent graduate and you are keen to start your career with McLaren, we have a number of opportunities on our careers site that may be suitable for you. If you are interested, you can search these roles, set up job alerts, create your profile and join our talent community. We'll share here when our structured program window opens.

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