Careers at Primary Designs

As world leaders in the design and manufacture of performance exhausts, we're always on the lookout for the best talent to grow our team. If you have a passion for motorsport, an engineers' mind and a creative flair then a career in exhaust fabrication could be right for you.

We are not actively recruiting at the moment, but if you think you have the skills and attitude to join the Primary Designs team we'd still like to hear from you. Please send your CV and a covering letter to Managing Director, Pat Barrett at

A leading supplier of exhausts to the motorsport industry

From our modern, precision manufacturing facility in Thame, Oxfordshire, we produce quality custom exhaust systems for the world's top racing teams and the aerospace industry.

Working at the top end of exhaust engineering, we use modern tools, materials and techniques to produce precision exhaust systems. With customers ranging from Formula 1 and Moto GP teams to the aerospace sector, our work is used in some of the most demanding situations in the world.

Join a vibrant and dynamic team

Our young and dynamic team help make Primary Designs a great place to work. But it's not just about camaraderie – a positive working environment makes it easier to develop your skills and progress your career.

The team are passionate about motorsport, which drives an interest and pride in all the work we do. With links to top manufacturers and race teams, your work will be used on race-winning vehicles.

Our workshop provides a clean and modern working environment. Our highly-skilled staff have access to the latest technology, tools, equipment and materials to complete their work to the highest standard.

Great working benefits

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competetive package. This includes:

  • above-average salary
  • a generous holiday allowance
  • company pension scheme
  • in-service insurance policy.

Apprenticeships with a difference

We work closely with Lord Williams's School in Thame to offer young people apprenticeship opportunities in the motorsports industry.

As an apprentice with Primary Designs you'll do real work that will be used in top flight motorsports across the world. Working alongside experts in exhaust fabrication, you will be able to develop your skills and progress quickly. As well as on the job training you'll work towards a motorsport engineering level 3 advanced apprenticeship. This course is taught at Banbury and Bicester College – one of the leading motorsport training centres in the UK.

If you're interested in starting a career in motorsport, get in touch with our Managing Director, Pat Barrett at

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