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INFINITI Engineering Academy - Year-long placements

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The INFINITI Engineering Academy is INFINITI’s global search for some of the best young engineers in the world to work across automotive and Formula 1™, on a unique 12-month placement which is split equally between INFINITI (six months) and the Renault F1® Team (six months).

Now in its sixth successive year, the Academy provides a money-can’t-buy, life-changing career opportunity for seven world-class students to learn from veteran engineers and play an active role in INFINITI’s technical partnership with Renault F1® Team.

For the 2019 edition, seven global regions will participate (Asia & Oceania, Canada, China, Europe (including Russia), Mexico, Middle East and United States), each offering one of the seven places available.

The package includes support with obtaining a work visa for the United Kingdom, return travel to London, health insurance, a competitive salary, an INFINITI company car and shared housing.

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The Candidates

Candidates should be students or graduates who are either a national, or have a valid resident's permit, in one of the eligible regions, or who are studying/have graduated in the last 12 months with a relevant degree, and are eligible to work in the UK.

Main Responsibilities

Play a key part in supporting your respective teams to develop and tailor ground-breaking technologies in various departments:


    • Chassis & Performance Engineering (includes Aerodynamics)
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Interior & Materials Engineering
    • Vehicle Test
    • Customer Oriented Engineering.

Renault F1® Team:

    • Vehicle Performance
    • Experimental Aerodynamics & Engineering
    • Data Science
    • Composite Design.
  • Work with section heads across your department, managing and improving projects with full responsibility for delivery
  • Ambassadorial duties for INFINITI and Renault F1®Team
  • Media engagements at various INFINITI events throughout the year
  • Occasional travel – domestic and international travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
  • Working weekends and evenings where necessary

Personal Specification

  • Studying an engineering degree
  • Interest in Motorsport and Automotive industries
  • Skilled and competent in engineering
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills at all levels both internally and externally with ability to build and manage successful business relationships
  • Outstanding organisational and management skills with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise work in a demanding environment
  • Pro-active approach with ability to work under own initiative and also in a team
  • Quick to adapt to their new environment and learn
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Outgoing personality
  • Engineering flair and confidence
  • Professional and friendly demeanor
  • Good level of English
  • A knowledge of F1 and automotive is essential.


  • Access to an INFINITI Q30
  • Return flights to the UK
  • Support with UK work visa (if required)
  • Shared accommodation
  • Health insurance.


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Opportunity Overview

  • June 7th, 2019
  • ¬£18,120 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Cranfield (Milton Keynes) and Enstone (Oxfordshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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