If you’ve dreamed of working for a Formula One team, your chance may have arrived, courtesy of Infiniti and Red Bull Racing. They are jointly offering engineering graduates a chance to work at RBR via what they call “a new global talent search initiative.”
The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy will see two winning candidates complete a 12-month assignment with RBR, working alongside Infiniti engineers, while also spending time at the company’s UK road car technical center.
Recruitment will not open until later in the year, so no details are available as yet. However, the regional selection process will begin in May 2014 with the applicants put “through a comprehensive selection process to assess their performance potential and innovative thinking,” and the finalists will then be judged by a panel from Infiniti and RBR.
The winners will be announced at next year’s British GP. The placements start in September, with Infiniti noting that this “once-in-a-lifetime scholarship includes a salary, accommodation, and the use of a car.”
RBR’s Adrian Newey (pictured) said, “One of the key advantages of our partnership with Infiniti is our ability to utilize their resources, from materials to processes and people. As such it is really interesting for us to benefit from a worldwide selection process which brings the best new talent through our door.
“The speed of technical development in Formula One means that fresh thinking is crucial in keeping ahead of the other teams and we hope that providing an opportunity for world class graduates to work with us will provide long term performance benefits for us and for Infiniti,” he added.
Meanwhile Infiniti president Johan De Nysschen said, “We are looking for candidates who share our passion, and we open up an avenue for them to become an elite member of the Infiniti engineering team in the future.”