Winners of the INFINITI Engineering Academy have begun their real-world Formula 1 experience by helping design and build this year’s Renault R.S.19. car. Three students are five months into a once-in-a-lifetime work placement at Renault F1® Team situated in both the design office and composites department.
Last year, engineering student Jiachun “Max” Zhu impressed judges to win the Chinese regional final of the INFINITI Engineering Academy – the global talent search for the brightest young minds in engineering run by the premium automotive manufacturer INFINITI.
Zhu won a six-month work placement at Renault F1 Team’s technical centre in Enstone and another six months at INFINITI’s Technical Centre in Cranfield. Zhu is currently supporting senior engineers in developing the design of suspension parts for the R.S.19. Formula 1 car and has found his role within the team extremely rewarding.
“Everyone here is very open and the culture is extremely diverse,” said Zhu. “When providing feedback and ideas on any given project, I find that colleagues always respect and listen to your views.
The 24-year-old studied mechanical engineering at University of Arkansas in the USA and graduated last May. At the beginning of this year, the 2018 Chinese regional winner has been living close to Renault’s F1® Team’s technical centre in Oxfordshire along with his fellow INFINITI Engineering Academy winners who won their finals from regions including Mexico, Asia & Oceania, Europe, Canada, Middle East and the USA.
To have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the winners of the 2018 INFINITI Engineering Academy – who are currently undergoing an integrated training and mentoring programme with world-leading engineers – apply now for the 2019 edition of the global talent search.
To secure this unique work placement across automotive and Formula 1 engineering, then you must be fluent in English and studying an engineering or science degree (or have graduated in the last 12 months) and be a permanent resident in one of the eligible regions.
Apply at https://academy.infiniti.com to win a year’s paid work placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team.
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