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The Technical Partnership between INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team involves two core areas; the co-development of the Energy Recovery System (ERS) and the INFINITI Engineering Academy; a global search for the best young engineers to work with both INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.

The INFINITI Engineering Academy offers seven students the career opportunity of a lifetime, with the chance to gain real-world experience in both the Automotive and Motorsport industries. Students from around the world (see website for eligible regions) are invited to apply for their chance to attend a ‘Regional Final’ and earn one of seven coveted work placements in the UK starting in October.  

The placements are split between INFINITI (6 months) and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team (6 months). It includes a full salary, shared INFINITI vehicles, accommodation, return flights and visas. 

Visit academy.infiniti.com for further details and Terms and Conditions.

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Imagine working for the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company, on tasks that affect nearly everyone in the world today and for future generations to come. ExxonMobil in the UK is better known for its Esso and Mobil brands due to the success of its motor fuels and high performance lubricants.

Did you know that our Fawley Refinery provides around 20% of UK refining capacity? It might be ExxonMobil fuels and lubricants that fuel you to success! We’re delighted to be supporting Formula Student 2017 and are looking forward to a great event at Silverstone.

ExxonMobil offers challenging long-term careers to high performing graduates, as well as summer and year placements with real responsibility. Find out more about our mechanical engineering opportunities at www.exxonmobil.co.uk/ukrecruitment.


The Niche Vehicle Network is an independent association of over 400 UK niche vehicle manufacturers, specialist technology and supply chain companies. For the past ten years, we have provided funding and support to enable these companies to develop new technology and build prototype vehicles. These have formed the basis of new sports cars and motorcycles, demonstrating that the UK niche industry leads the way in the adoption of lightweight materials and advanced powertrain solutions.

Since 2004 the Network has funded a wide range of innovative powertrain and lightweight vehicle projects, including:

  • The lightweight carbon-aluminium composite chassis used within the Zenos E10
  • Lightweight carbon-ceramic brakes, developed by Surface Transforms
  • The development of the new Morgan 3-wheeler
  • The use of titanium within automotive structures, as demonstrated within the Ariel Atom
  • Lightweight chassis, body and cockpit components for Westfield Sports Cars

The niche automotive sector is leading the way in the adoption of lightweight materials and development of hybrid and electric powertrains. By promoting collaboration between niche vehicle manufacturers and specialist suppliers the Network is playing its part in the regeneration of the UK automotive industry as we move towards cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies.

Visit the NICHE Vehicle Network website



MAHLE Powertrain specialises in the design and development of advanced internal combustion engines, hybrid powertrain systems and transmissions. MA HLE Powertrain is engaged in extensive research, focussed on the application and optimisation of new engine and driveline technologies into cost-effective, production feasible solutions for enhanced efficiency, improved fuel economy and lower emissions.

In addition to the head office in Northampton, UK, MAHLE Powertrain also operates from technical centres in Stuttgart and Munich, Germany; Farmington Hills, USA; Shanghai, China and São Paulo, Brazil. The UK facilities also include three manufacturing sites in Wellingborough for the machining of engine castings and the assembly of complete engines. MAHLE Powertrain has around 400 employees based in the UK and 600 in total worldwide.


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