Earlier today, Infiniti Motor Company and four-time world champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing announced a new programme of year-long work placements for budding engineers to join the F1 team.

The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy will offer two candidates from participating universities and colleges the opportunity to work alongside Infiniti engineers already based at the F1 team’s factory.

The 12-month assignments will also involve spending time at Infiniti’s Technical Centre in Cranfield, UK, where they will be able to deepen their knowledge of future road car technologies, and contribute to Infiniti’s technical collaboration with the team.

The programme was announced by Infiniti EMEA Vice President Fintan Knight at a special event at the Infiniti IREDI showroom in Dubai, just ahead of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Joining the launch was the team’s F1 driver Mark Webber and Head of Car Engineering Paul Monaghan.

“The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy is unique and a golden opportunity for top engineering talents from around the world to further their learning in the fast-paced environment of Formula One,” said Andreas Sigl, Global Director of Infiniti F1.

“Collaboration across People, Process and Technology is a crucial element of our partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, and through this initiative we’re able to offer engineers of the future not only a potential route in to Formula One, but immersion in the crossover to Infiniti performance road cars.”

“Engineering is so crucial to performance with today’s Formula One cars so we’re always looking to attract and nurture new talent to become the leading engineers of tomorrow,” said Monaghan.

“The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy will help us ensure we benefit from some of the world’s best budding new engineers, whilst giving a fantastic opportunity and potential career boost to those wanting to make it in Formula One.”

Applicants must be entering their final year of education or graduating in 2014, be fluent in English, and be available to work in the UK for a continuous period of twelve months from September 2014.

To enter the competition candidates must answer the question; “What future technology should Formula One be incorporating to keep road-relevant?” With application forms available at the following link – www.infiniti-gp.com/engineering.