Applications for the 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy approaches the final stretch with the deadline of June 30, 2016. Engineering students from all disciplines will have the chance to earn the career opportunity of a lifetime in Formula One™ and automotive engineering, with a factory F1® team and the premium Japanese vehicle manufacturer.


Here in the UAE, almost 400 students have registered their interest for the once in a lifetime opportunity. Infiniti believe that the most daring, forward-looking technology is driven by the freshest, most creative human talents, and their new Technical Partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team includes, as a crucial component, this unique automotive-to-Formula One™ training program for brilliant young engineers.

“The uptake of the programme thus far has been excellent,” said Juergen Schmitz, Managing Director, Infiniti Middle East. “We are confident that within the sea of applicants lies one lucky and talented student that is poised to win their dream opportunity – a chance to work at the Infiniti Technical Center for Europe (Cranfield, UK), as well as experience the facilities at the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team base in Enstone, Oxfordshire.”

Combining opportunities to work at both companies means the 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.

With the added depth of knowledge transfer and enhanced scope for collaboration that Infiniti’s Technical Partnership with the newly formed Renault Sport Formula One™ Team brings to the Academy, 2016 will open up a wide range of experiences and opportunities to the six winners.


About Infiniti:

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China.  Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.

Infiniti design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi, near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.

Infiniti is in the middle of a major product offensive.  The brand has been widely acclaimed for its iconic design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.

From the 2016 season, Infiniti is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.


Source: Four Communications