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Formula One career opportunity of a lifetime offered by Infiniti

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As part of Infiniti‘s new technical partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One team, a unique training programme is being offered up to engineering students who have the opportunity to join the 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy and earn the career of a lifetime.

Now in its third year, the global search for the best up and coming engineering talent is proving very popular, and that is no surprise when the prize on offer is the chance to bag the job of a lifetime with Infiniti Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula One team.

Infinti Motorsport Global Director, Tommaso Volpe advised:

“Year on year, we continue to strive to improve the academy, and now, with our new and deep-reaching Technical Partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team, we can offer six engineers a truly technically rich, multi-discipline engineering placement.”

“Not only will they spend six months at the Infiniti Technical Center for Europe (Cranfield, UK), they will also experience the facilities at the Renault Sport Formula One Team base in Enstone, Oxfordshire.”

“Combining opportunities to work at both companies means our 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy winners are set to craft their careers from the outset with an incredible 12 months at the cutting-edge of big business automotive and motorsport engineering.”

Previous winners include William Priest and Eric LaRoche, who both now have highly successful global careers in the engineering arena. To get there, they were put through their paces with a tough, three day final event that included practical design tasks such as, written exams, intense interviews and complex group exercises to test their technical ability, teamwork skills and performance under pressure.

In 2016, the following regions are participating in the event: China, Europe (including Russia), Canada, Mexico and Asia & Oceania, with the Middle East and US to be confirmed at a later date. This year the competition and experience on offer looks to be even tougher and more advanced than ever, not least in Infiniti’s performance hybrid expertise being used for joint ERS development in Viry-Châtillon, France, and enhanced scope for collaboration that Infiniti’s Technical Partnership brings to the academy.

Renault Sport F1 Chief Technical Officer, Bob Bell advised: “We are offering a mix of academic and professional experience across such disciplines as Electronics, Aerodynamics, Mechanical Design and Composite Design. The academy offers a compelling opportunity for up-and-coming engineers to experience the fundamentals of automotive and motorsport engineering”.

For more information on the Infiniti Engineering Academy, or to apply to be a part of the class of 2016, visit

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