If you happen to be an engineering student in a regional university, and if it has always been your dream to work with established engineers in the Formula 1, here’s a golden opportunity. The 2019 edition of the Infiniti Engineering Academy is accepting applications until the 25th of October. The programme seeks to find the brightest engineering talent from the Middle East and offer that student a chance to gain experience in both the premium automotive and Formula 1 industries, with a six months placement at the InfinitiTechnical Centre Europe and a further six months at the Renault F1 Team Technical Centre in the UK. 

“The Infiniti Engineering Academy in its sixth consecutive year remains the only programme of its kind. There simply is no other programme out there offering such a unique, fast-track path into a prestigious international engineering career in automotive and Formula 1,” says Markus Leithe, Managing Director, Infiniti Middle East.  “We therefore encourage ambitious and talented students from across the region to hurry and apply to the Academy for their chance to win this one-of-a-kind career opportunity,” he adds.

As part of the programme, students will be tested and shortlisted through a number of tasks that will assess their current knowledge of the technicalities of automotive engineering, as well as their soft skills. The Academy will select one engineering student from the Middle East currently studying in a regional university, who will join another six winners from other regions (Asia & Oceania, Canada, China, Europe, Mexico and USA) in the year-long internship.

Students from the Middle East can submit their applications by visiting academy.infiniti.com. The selection process involves completing a two-step registration process, passing a series of online tests, a video conference interview, and finally attending an assessment day.