Partridge wins A&O
Jaden Partridge wins INFINITI Engineering Academy in Asia-Oceania
Jaden Partridge wins the seventh and final once-in-a-lifetime engineering placement with INFINITI Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team
Australian University student, Jaden Partridge, studying at the Queensland University of Technology, became the seventh and final regional winner of a coveted placement with the INFINITI Engineering Academy.
In an intense, two-day assessment at INFINITI’s global headquarters in Hong Kong, Jaden and his nine peers were put through their paces individually and as groups. The panel of Academy judges from INFINITI and Renault Sport Racing, included: Tommaso Volpe (Director, INFINITI Global Motorsport), Andy Todd (Body & Exterior Design Team, INFINITI) and Chris Dyer (Head of Vehicle Performance, Renault Sport F1).
Having previously been selected from thousands of undergraduate entries, the 21-year-old from Brisbane, Australia, beat off strong competition from the other students to become the INFINITI Engineering Academy 2016 Asia-Oceania winner, and the first ever Australian winner.
Commenting on his win, Jaden said: “Winning the INFINITI Engineering Academy is completely mind-blowing. Competing here against nine other very capable candidates and then being the one selected is incredible and genuinely a massive surprise for me.”
Jaden will begin his life-changing engineering placement this November.