Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) Diversity and Social Mobility Scholarships

We are proud to be partnering with Mercedes HPP (MHPP), who are offering our Mechanical, Design and Biomedical Engineering (MBDE) students a generous support scheme to expose and engage under-represented groups into motorsports and the career opportunities this can bring. 

As well as engaging with all our Aston University MBDE students through guest lectures, workshops and QnA sessions, Mercedes HPP are also providing our students social mobility funding grants, studentships and fast-track routes to interview for a placement or graduate scheme with Mercedes HPP. Find out more about these opportunities and how to get involved below. 

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Mercedes HPP Employability Grants

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Summer Studentships

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Mercedes HPP Talent Spotting and fast track opportunities

Mercedes HPP provided a generous £10,000 fund, which has provided the opportunities below to Aston University MBDE students: 

MHPP Employability Grants

Students in any year of undergraduate study can apply for an employability grant of between £50-500. Applications are invited all year round. Applications are assessed and awarded in three tranches. This grant is to provide support to students who may need a financial boost in order to elevate their employability. The grant can cover travel to and from interviews for placement or graduate opportunities, be used for materials to create a portfolio or buy appropriate clothes for interviews etc.

Who can apply?

Any student in any year of undergraduate study who is currently studying a Mechanical, Design or Biomedical Engineering degree at Aston University with a low household income (£25,000).

How do I apply? 

Please apply online here. 

Summer Studentships

Students can apply for a Mercedes Summer Studentship lasting 6 weeks. They tackle a problem set by industry or academia enabling them to work on a real-world problem whilst upskilling and gaining confidence. This is hosted at Aston but funded by MHPP who provide a stipend and mentorship.

Who can apply?

Any students, in any year who are currently studying a Mechanical, Design or Biomedical Engineering degree at Aston University with a low household income (£25,000).

How do I apply? 

Please apply online here.

MHPP Talent Spotting

Students who they feel have the right expertise and attitude to be considered for a fast-track route to interview for placement/grad scheme with Mercedes HPP can apply for a position with Mercedes HPP and be fast tracked to interview. They would receive any expenses (up to £100) needed to attend interviews.

Who can apply?

Any students, in their second or final year who are currently studying a Mechanical, Design or Biomedical Engineering degree at Aston University with a low household income (£25,000).

How do I apply? 

Please apply for a placement or graduate scheme post with Mercedes HPP and complete the Aston online application here. 

 

If you have any questions about any of the above opportunities please email the team here.