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Infiniti is giving you a chance to be a Formula One engineer

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Eric Tipan / | March 23, 2017 12:38

Infiniti offers 7 engineering students 12-month post with Renault Formula One

Ever dreamed of working on the most advanced automotive technology for luxury cars and in Formula One?

Well, here’s your chance.

The Infiniti Engineering Academy, on its fourth year, is once again offering one engineering student from each of the seven regions around the globe – Asia & Oceania, Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, Middle East and United States – a 12-month placement working on Infiniti and Formula One technologies by way of the automakers affiliation with the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

It won’t be easy but it will definitely be fun. For starters, applicants are required to complete an online engineering puzzle from Brilliant.org before continuing on with the multi-stage recruitment process. Make the cut of 10 from your region and you get an invite to the final event in order to secure your place in the top seven.

The seven that make the cut from the different regions will be relocated to the UK. Infiniti will shoulder expenses for travel, accommodation, access to an Infiniti company car, and will provide a salary.

To top it all off, the seven finalists also have the chance to work alongside the best engineers using cutting-edge automotive and motorsport technologies.

"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. With Formula One more relevant to the automotive industry than ever, and with the enhanced scope for collaboration and real technology transfer that the Renault-Nissan Alliance and our Technical Partnership with the team bring, the Infiniti Engineering Academy will provide an unmatched range of experiences and opportunities to the 2017 winners," said Tommaso Volpe, Infiniti Global Motorsport director.

"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,” said Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

"I anticipated this experience to be absolutely amazing, but I still found myself blown away. I am participating in projects and gaining experience I never thought I would get to in my first six months. Being here, behind the scenes and contributing to these exciting projects is a dream come true," said Caitlin Bunt, Infiniti Engineering Academy US winner 2016, doing her six-month placement at the Infiniti Technical Centre in Cranfield before starting the second part of her placement with the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone soon.

Check out the Infiniti MSport page for more details.