Chance for students to work in Red Bull

Chance for students to work in Red Bull

Promising engineering students at the National University of Singapore will soon get the chance to work in a Formula One team.

Infiniti, the luxury arm of Nissan Motor, will offer two top graduates 12-month stints to work alongside engineers at Red Bull Racing, based in Milton Keynes in Britain.

They will also spend time at Infiniti's technical centre nearby in Cranfield, where they will get to work on technologies likely to be found in future road car models.

The graduates will however, have to compete with their engineering peers across the world for the places.

At an event officiated by Red Bull racer Mark Webber on Wednesday, Infiniti said selection will start later this year, to be followed by selections across several other countries in May 2014.

Finalists will present their ideas to a panel of senior technical figures from Infiniti and Red Bull Racing next July, with the two winners announced at the British Grand Prix.

The placements will begin in September 2014. The scholarship includes salary, accommodation, and the use of a car.

Infiniti said it will gauge the response to this initial scheme before deciding on whether to offer regular instalments.

Red Bull Racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey said: "One of the key advantages of our partnership with Infiniti is our ability to utilise their resources, from materials to processes and people.

"As such it is really interesting for us to benefit from a worldwide selection process which brings the best new talent through our door."

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