INFINITI Academy Engineer


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. 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 generous prize package includes support with obtaining a work visa for the United Kingdom, return travel to London, a competitive salary, an INFINITI company car and subsidised housing.

The Candidates

Candidates should be students or graduates who are either a national, or have a valid residents 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 U.K. 

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

  • Undergraduate, graduate or post graduate studying relevant 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