Great news for all engineering students: the INFINITI Engineering Academy is open for a fourth consecutive year, and for the second time in Canada. It’s a unique opportunity for budding engineers to do a 12-month internship in the automotive technologies field and the Formula 1 field as part of the INFINITI and Renault teams.
The Canadian student chosen, along with six other young engineers from around the world, will move to the United Kingdom to take their first step in a prestigious career. The internship includes travel expenses, room and board, access to an INFINITI company car, a salary and the opportunity to work with internationally renowned automotive engineers.
Explained Tommaso Volpe, INFINITI Global Motorsport Director, "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."
The INFINITI Engineering Academy has served as a career launching pad for past winners, such as 2016 Canadian winner Félix Lamy, who is currently completing a 6-month internship with the Renault team at Enstone and will soon be starting the second stage of his internship at the INFINITI Technical Centre in Cranfield.
"I anticipated this experience to be absolutely amazing, but I still found myself blown away!" said the young Gatineau native. "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."
Those interested in applying for the internship can do so right now on the academy.INFINITI.com website. As part of the recruiting process, candidates will be required to undergo an engineering challenge in the form of a problem-solving puzzle designed by Brilliant.org. The 10 finalists will then be invited to participate in the grand finale taking place in Montreal next June 6 and 7. Good luck to all!