Infiniti and RenaultSport launch fourth engineering academy

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The Renault Sport Formula One Team has announced it is partnering, once again, with Infiniti and Microsoft for the 2017 edition of the Infiniti Engineering Academy to find and recruit the ‘best young engineers in the world’.

The fourth successive year of the recruitment program, which provides a career opportunity for seven world-class students to learn from engineers both at Infiniti Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula One Team. Microsoft’s involvement in the program will include the integration of bespoke engineering challenges for the seven Infiniti Engineering Academy Final events, where ten finalists per region will compete to secure their place. These challenges will be especially designed for the occasion through Microsoft PowerApps, a service that allows to quickly build custom business apps without the time and expense of custom software development.

“We are very proud to see our Infiniti Engineering Academy growing year after year; the interest we are receiving from engineering students all over the world is fantastic,” said Tommaso Volpe, Infiniti Global Motorsport director. “And, of course, we are absolutely delighted to have such an important partner to the Renault Sport Formula One Team onboard. Microsoft’s involvement will be invaluable to help us find and recruit the best talent – we couldn’t have a better partner join us for this truly global and diverse program.”

“We are thrilled about this collaboration between Infiniti and Microsoft; we work very closely with all of our partners, so it is really positive to see our partners working as one team,” added Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing managing director. “This is a perfect example of how a Formula One team and its partners can successfully collaborate and make a difference, and we’re already looking forward to meeting the 2017 winners and seeing how the Infiniti Engineering Academy will evolve even further.”

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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