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Student Business Development Managers


The University of Nottingham is home to the double European MotoE champion electric racing bike, which was successfully built and refined on campus by a race team made up of students, researchers and academics. Now the team are looking to continue this success by giving four students the chance to volunteer with leading experts as part of the exciting Formula Student motorsport competition  - Europe’s most established educational motorsport event. 

The Role 

Students do not need to be on an engineering course to apply.

Focusing on marketing and business planning you will ensure the team’s success continues into 2017 and beyond. As an essential member of the team you will work with engineers to ensure documentation is completed, marketing activities are designed and rolled out and the team successfully conforms to race requirements. You will travel to Silverstone with the team for the competition and play a key role in helping the team achieve pole position. Four students will be appointed to support the tasks listed below. The role is entirely voluntary but the experience will be unforgettable and will look impressive on your CV. All expenses will be covered by the project. 


  • Creating business case reports
  • Designing and creating marketing materials
  • Seeking out funding for the project team
  • Attendance at motorsport races
  • Managing finances
  • Managing team logistics

Essential Skills

  • Be prepared to travel within the UK, and possibly across Europe
  • Curious and willing to learn new things
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work with numbers
  • Proactive, hardworking and motivated
  • Flexible approach to work

Desirable Skills

  • A strong interest in motorsport
  • The ability to speak and translate the German language 


  • Approximately 4 hours per week until August 2017
  • Potential opportunity for a paid placement for students during summer 2017
  • Need to be available for race week which is Thursday 13 July 2017 to 16 July 2017

For more information please contact Charlotte Owen, Student Experience Manager, by emailing charlotte.owen@nottingham.ac.uk 

Apply now

For more information and to apply contact Charlotte Owen on charlotte.owen@nottingham.ac.uk


Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5356
email: pemc@nottingham.ac.uk