Ben Eaton – Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
Ben was awarded the Bronze medal at WorldSkills London 2011 when he represented the UK in Car Painting.
Having trained at the Thatcham Automotive Academy, Ben’s work at WorldSkills impressed Mercedes AMG Petronas and he was invited to join their apprentice programme.
Now a composite paint technician in the paint and graphics department at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, Ben is responsible for painting Lewis Hamilton’s car. This involves Ben travelling all over the world, ensuring the car is race ready ahead of the Formula One Grands Prix.
Continuing to work with WorldSkills UK, Ben has supported the training of Team UK members and is a judge for SkillAuto, part of the WorldSkills UK National Competitions.
Ben said: “This is the job I dreamed of doing as a kid and it really is thanks to WorldSkills UK that I am doing it.”
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