Student at Northampton College lands dream F1 role

Matthew Quincey
Matthew Quincey

Engineering student Matthew Quincey is in pole position for an exciting career in F1 racing after landing an apprenticeship with world champions Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).

The 18-year-old is studying a BTEC Level Three in engineering at Northampton College and won the role as part of a tie-in with the Brixworth-based power unit manufacturer.

Matthew said: “Receiving the placement with Mercedes was such a confidence boost. Working as part of a team creating F1 engines is incredible, it’s the dream really, and I have definitely found my true calling in engineering.

“My work ethic has changed so much since coming to Northampton College and I feel honoured that HPP think I am worthy of working for them.”

He will start his apprenticeship after completing his qualifications.

There were 500 applicants for the apprenticeship scheme, with seven being taken on.