Automotive & motorsport dream job on offer: applications open to INFINITI Engineering Academy 2017

  • Applications are now open to Canadian students for the 2017 edition of the highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy
  • This unique recruitment program will offer one young engineer in Canada a 12-month placement with INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team
  • Engineering students can apply now at (applications open until May 20, 2017)

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Applications open today for the 2017 edition of the INFINITI Engineering Academy - INFINITI's global search for the best and brightest engineering talent.

Now in its fourth successive year, and its second time in Canada, the Academy will once again offer one Canadian engineering student an unparalleled opportunity to join a 12-month placement working on both automotive and Formula One™ technologies. This opportunity exists thanks to the technical partnership and strong collaboration between INFINITI Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team.

Engineering students can now apply at Applicants will have to complete an online engineering puzzle test, designed by puzzle and brainteaser experts, as part of a multi-stage recruitment process. The best applicants will then be invited to participate in a final event that will take place in Montreal, Quebec on June 6-7, 2017, where 10 finalists will compete to secure their place.

The selected student from Canada will join another six young engineers, one from each of the other participating regions (Asia & Oceania, China, Europe, Mexico, Middle East and United States). The seven winners will move to the UK for a career opportunity of a lifetime, complete with travel, accommodation, access to an INFINITI company car, a salary and the possibility to work alongside world-leading engineers at the cutting edge of the automotive and motorsport industries.

"We are very excited to offer seven engineering students from different regions the possibility to join this technically rich, multi-discipline and multi-cultural engineering placement once again," said 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."

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team, commented:  "The INFINITI Engineering Academy offers an unparalleled opportunity for young, fresh-thinking engineers to experience the best and latest technologies in automotive and motorsport engineering. The Academy Engineers that we have working with us at Enstone are a big asset to us as we continue to strengthen our technical resource, so we are looking forward to welcoming the 2017 class."

"INFINITI Canada is honoured to once again take part in the INFINITI Engineering Academy, offering one Canadian student the world's most exciting internship in the automotive industry and motorsport," said Stephen Lester, Managing Director, INFINITI Canada. "Last year was the first time this incredible opportunity was open to Canadian students, and the level of talent and skill was exceptional. We're looking forward to even more students vying to earn this coveted, life-changing opportunity."

Having launched the careers of previous winners, the INFINITI Engineering Academy is THE technical recruitment initiative in Formula OneTM. Former Academy Engineers William Priest and Daniel Sanham have both secured full time jobs with INFINITI Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team respectively, after completing their placements, and are an inspiration to this year's students who will be looking to emulate their success.

"I anticipated this experience to be absolutely amazing, but I still found myself blown away!" said Félix Lamy, INFINITI Engineering Academy Canada winner 2016, who is doing his six-month placement with the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone and will begin the second part of his placement at the INFINITI Technical Centre in Cranfield soon. "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."

For more information on the INFINITI Engineering Academy, or to apply to be a part of the class of 2017, visit

For the latest news on the INFINITI Engineering Academy and to test your ability on some of the engineering puzzles designed by, visit the INFINITI MSport page on Facebook and Twitter.


INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. 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 daring 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.

More information about INFINITI and its industry leading technologies can be found at You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

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For further information: Didier Marsaud, Director, INFINITI Canada Communications, 905-629-6400,; Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe, 647-259-3268,

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