THE Infiniti Engineering Academy today launched a search for its 2017 intake of student talent.
Seven engineering students will have the chance of what Nissan’s luxury vehicle division calls a ‘dream job’ as well as ‘a career opportunity of a lifetime’, with a 12-month placement working on automotive and Formula One technologies, through the technical partnership and collaboration between Infiniti Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula One Team.
Applicants will have to complete an online engineering puzzle test as part of a multi-stage recruitment process. The 10 best applicants from each region will then take part in a regional final to try to secure their place.
The selected student from Europe will join another six young engineers, one from each of the other participating regions (Asia & Oceania, Canada, China, Mexico, Middle East and United States). The seven winners will be based at the Renault Sport Formula One Technical Centre in Enstone, Oxfordshire, and the Infiniti European Engineering Centre at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, where they’ll work alongside world-leading engineers at the cutting edge of the automotive and motorsport industries.
Travel, accommodation, access to an Infiniti company car, and a salary are all included.
The academy is now in its fourth year, and Infiniti Global Motorsport director Tommaso Volpe said: ‘We are very excited to offer seven engineering students from different regions the possibility to join this technically rich, multi-discipline and multi-cultural engineering placement once again.
‘Formula One is more relevant to the automotive industry than ever. With the enhanced scope for collaboration and real technology transfer that the Renault-Nissan Alliance and our technical partnership delivers, the Infiniti Engineering Academy will provide an unmatched range of experiences and opportunities to the 2017 winners.’
Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, said: ‘The Infiniti Engineering Academy offers an unparalleled opportunity for young, fresh-thinking engineers to experience the best and latest technologies in automotive and motorsport engineering. The Academy Engineers that we have working with us at Enstone are a big asset to us as we continue to strengthen our technical resource, so we are looking forward to welcoming the 2017 class.’
To apply, visit academy.infiniti.com. The deadline is May 20, 2017.
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