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John Wood

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

John Wood co-captained the University of Sunderland Formula Student Team from 2009 to 2011, and has no doubt that his success on the track and in the classroom at the University of Sunderland led to his career taking off in spectacular style. John is now working for McLaren as a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer.

I completed my final race for Formula Student at Silverstone in July 2011, and started at McLaren Automotive in Surrey a week later. For me to be offered a position with McLaren Automotive straight out of university is absolutely fantastic. The skills I acquired in my degree and as part of the Formula Student Team have proved invaluable. The MP4-12C is such a groundbreaking and technologically advanced car that university-level engineering knowledge is essential.”

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