2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy to Cover Seven Key Regions

Hong Kong – Infiniti believe that the most daring, forward-looking technology is driven by the freshest, most creative human talents. Their collaboration with Renault Sport Formula One™ Team includes a unique automotive-to-Formula One™ training program for some of the best young engineers in the world.

The Infiniti Engineering Academy is Infiniti Motor Company's global search for the best and brightest young engineering talent to work across automotive and Formula One™ engineering. Now its third successive year, the academy provides a twelve-month money-can’t-buy opportunity for six world-class students, working at Infiniti’s Technical Center for Europe and at Renault Sport Formula One.

In a context where automotive and Formula One™ technologies are growing ever closer, especially due to the recent introduction of the modern hybrid Formula One™ powertrains, the Infiniti Engineering Academy offers a unique opportunity to train young talents across the two industries.

Having retained several previous academy winners on a full-time basis, the academy is THE technical recruitment initiative in Formula One™ and seven key markets will be participating in 2016. They are China, Europe (including Russia), Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific. US and Middle East to be confirmed at a later date.

As ever, the selection process is comprehensive. Using a third party international recruitment organisation, candidates are initially vetted by their CV / Résumé before going through to a video interview. Passing the interview phase will mean further consideration by veteran engineers at Infiniti and Renault Sport Formula One.

If adjudged to have the technical and personal skills that the academy is looking for, candidates will be shortlisted for one of seven Regional Finals to be held this summer with all travel and accommodation expenses covered by Infiniti.  

Each Regional Final will play host to assessments testing aptitude, team work, individual knowledge and focus under pressure, resulting in one successful finalist per region.

The seven successful parties will have all necessary arrangements made to commence work in the UK this October. All current students (except first year students) of engineering-related disciplines can apply for this year’s Infiniti Engineering Academy and they must be both a resident and a student of a participating region to qualify.    

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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.

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Contacts:

For Infiniti Global Communications, contact:

Matthew Davis
Director, Infiniti Global Communications
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0217
Mobile: +852 9542 1711
Email: matthew.davis@infiniti.com

Jon Walsh
Senior Manager, Infiniti Global Communications
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0129
Mobile: +852 9447 9705
Email: jon.walsh@infiniti.com
 

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