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ACADEMY FAQ

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 One, on a unique 12-month placement.

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 Formula One 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.

Please see below for the answers to many common questions relating to the INFINITI Engineering Academy:

 

Am I required to pay fees for the placement?

Am I required to pay fees for the placement?

There are no fees associated with the INFINITI Engineering Academy.

Do I have to have a driving licence to apply to the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Do I have to have a driving licence to apply to the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

No, a driving license is not a requirement of applying for the Academy. However, the ability to drive during the placement in the U.K. would certainly be beneficial.

Do I have to reside in the list of eligible countries or can I be a citizen to apply?

Do I have to reside in the list of eligible countries or can I be a citizen to apply?

To qualify for the Academy, you will need to be both a citizen of and reside in an eligible region. These two countries can be different; however, both must be included within the eligible countries listed within the full Terms and Conditions

Do I need a degree to apply for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Do I need a degree to apply for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

You do not need to have finished your studies or received your degree, however you must already be studying a related degree to be eligible for the Academy. See Terms and Conditions for full promotion requirements.

Do I need to speak English to apply for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Do I need to speak English to apply for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Yes, every stage of the Academy is administered in English. This is due to the working language of both placement locations (INFINITI and Renault F1 Team) being English. Your CV must also be submitted in English to apply for the Academy.

How do I apply for this placement?

How do I apply for this placement?

There is a two-step registration and application process available on the Academy website at academy.infiniti.com

How many people are accepted to the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

How many people are accepted to the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

There are seven placements available with the Academy in 2019, one for each of the regions. Please see Terms and Conditions for full list of eligible countries.

How many phases are there to the application process?

How many phases are there to the application process?

There are five phases to the INFINITI Engineering Academy selection process:

1. Online Registration
2. Online Application
3. Completion of online suitability tests
4. Video conference interview
5. Assessment Event ‘The Final’

 

How will I get to the UK? How are travelling expenses handled?

How will I get to the UK? How are travelling expenses handled?

The INFINITI Engineering Academy prize package includes return travel to the UK from the winners’ home airport. Any approved additional expenses will be reimbursed by the Promoter.

I don’t see my country listed in the eligible regions, can I still apply?

I don’t see my country listed in the eligible regions, can I still apply?

Unfortunately the INFINITI Engineering Academy is not available in every country. To see the full list of eligible regions, please view our Terms and Conditions.

If I graduate before the placement begins, am I still eligible to apply?

If I graduate before the placement begins, am I still eligible to apply?

Yes, graduates from the 12 months preceding the entry period are eligible to apply for the Academy.

Is the placement paid – what is the salary?

Is the placement paid – what is the salary?

The INFINITI Engineering Academy includes a competitive entry level salary.

What happens if I need a visa to live in the UK?

What happens if I need a visa to live in the UK?

The INFINITI Engineerng Academy prize package includes support with obtaining a UK visa for the duration of the placement. This support includes all associated costs of visa applications. See Terms and Conditions for full promotion requirements. 

What is the deadline for applying to the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

What is the deadline for applying to the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

The Academy is divided into seven regions; Canada, Europe, China, Asia & Oceania, USA, Mexico and Middle East.

The application deadlines in 2019 for each region are: 

  • Canada - 3 May

  • Europe – 24 May

  • China - 16 August

  • Asia & Oceania – 30 August

  • Mexico – 6 September

  • USA – 6 September

  • Middle East – 25 October

What is the selection process for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

What is the selection process for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

The selection process for the Academy has several steps and is highly competitive, given the number of applications received for just seven available places. Following an initial online application, the most appropriate candidates will be invited to complete an online suitability test, with the best performers being invited for interview via video conference. The top ten candidates in each region will then be invited to a 2-day assessment event at which a regional winner will be selected.

What training will I receive to assist me in my new role?

What training will I receive to assist me in my new role?

Proactive training and support throughout the Academy placement is important to INFINITI. Each Academy winner is provided with a mentor, on the job guidance and training, and the opportunity to contribute to monthly progress meetings with all Academy stakeholders. However, the INFINITI Engineering Academy placement is an important role working with both INFINITI and Renault F1 Team and therefore the candidates selected will be chosen with their ability to contribute from the outset in-mind.

When do applications open for the 2019 INFINITI Engineering Academy?

When do applications open for the 2019 INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Applications for the 2019 edition of the Academy are due to open at 00:01 on 17 January 2019.

When does the INFINITI Engineering Academy Final take place in my region?

When does the Academy Final take place in my region?

The provisional dates* for each of the 2019 Academy Finals are detailed below:

  • Canada - 5 & 6 June

  • Europe – 26 & 27 June 

  • China - 19 September 

  • Asia & Oceania – TBC October 

  • Mexico – 22 October 

  • USA – 30 & 31 October

  • Middle East – 27 & 28 November

 

*Dates are subject to change

When does the placement begin and how long does it last?

When does the placement begin and how long does it last?

The INFINITI Engineering Academy placement will take place throughout the 2020 calendar year, beginning in January 2020 and concluding in December 2020.

When will I hear back if I have successfully made it to the next stage?

When will I hear back if I have successfully made it to the next stage?

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the end of the regional application period and asked to participate in a Skype interview. Those not contacted within two weeks of the end of the application period should assume that their application has not been taken forward on this occasion.

Where does the placement take place?

Where does the placement take place?

The INFINITI Engineering Academy placement is based in the United Kingdom, with some international travel potentially required.

Where would I live if I win a regional final and will I receive help in finding accommodation?

Where would I live if I win the Academy & will I receive help in finding accommodation?

Shared accommodation has been sourced for all INFINITI Engineering Academy winners. Rent, local taxes, and utilities are to be shared between the Placement holders. 

Who can apply for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Who can apply for the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Students or graduates who are either a national, or have a valid residents permit, in one of the eligible regions, are studying or have graduated in the last 12 months with a relevant degree, and are eligible to work in the U.K can apply for the Academy. See Terms and Conditions for full promotion requirements.

Who can I contact if I have more questions on the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Who can I contact if I have more questions on the INFINITI Engineering Academy?

Please contact the Academy using: iea@infiniti-gp.com