Fifth year of Renault with Altran Engineering Academy

ING Renault F1 Team and Altran launch the fifth edition of the Altran Engineering Academy For the fifth consecutive year, the ING Renault F1 Team and Altran are pleased to announce the continuation of the Altran Engineering Academy. Launched...

ING Renault F1 Team and Altran launch the fifth edition of the Altran Engineering Academy

For the fifth consecutive year, the ING Renault F1 Team and Altran are pleased to announce the continuation of the Altran Engineering Academy.

Launched five years ago, this initiative has proved to be a valuable platform for young graduates who aspire towards working at the highest level of motorsport. The opportunity to enter the world of Formula 1 represents a unique opportunity for all the candidates.

The team will open its doors to the winning candidate, who will be given the opportunity to join the ING Renault F1 Team's Research and Development department for a six-month placement. The winner will be provided with accommodation in nearby Oxford, the use of a car, and will be supported by an Altran expert who will help the winner get the most out of the experience. The candidates who hope to win this unique opportunity will need to prepare a presentation showing technological innovation in one of the following areas: aerodynamics, power, performance engineering, vehicle dynamics, control systems, electronics, materials transducers and fuel technology.

The winners in previous years, such as Josef Dubsky in 2007, have shown that the chance to spend six months with the team has played a major role in determining their career paths. Many of the participants in this competition are today employed by the team, while the others participants will be considered for future roles.

Robin Tuluie, Head of Research and Development for the ING Renault F1 Team explains: "The competition attracts a large number of young people who have a passion for our industry and who are not intimidated by the complexity of our environment. Their involvement over the last four years has been valuable in terms of the technical contribution, and a rewarding experience."

Anne-Laure Sanguinetti, Head of the partnership for Altran, confides: "Participating in this competition, which attracts hundreds of young applicants from the best universities and schools worldwide, gives them a chance to share a thirst for challenge with Altran and ING Renault F1 Team. Every year, we are faced with a tough choice and impressed by their ability to defend their ideas in front of the jury."

The last four years of the Altran Engineering Academy have been a great success, with thousands of people visiting the official site of the competition. Hundreds of applications were received from over twenty different countries.

Candidates for this year can complete their applications on the official site for the 2008 competition: www.altran-academy.com. The deadline for applications is 15th May.

Discover the 2008 video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xF_g1lnKPg

Altran - ING Renault F1 Team technological partnership How do we respond to changes in engine regulations; how do we improve the chassis' aerodynamic performance? High-level expertise is required in so many different fields. Altran has been supporting the Renault F1 Team since 2002, providing talented engineers in a variety of specialities, including computation, information technology, electronics, logistics and quality control. They contribute their skills to chassis in Enstone, UK, and to engines in Viry-Chatillon, near Paris. The Altran experts are driven not only by the human and sporting adventure, but by the technological challenge as well. Earlier this year, the partnership was extended to the end of 2010.

About Altran

Altran is the European leader in innovation consulting and high technology. The Group's 17,500 consultants, operating worldwide, cover the entire range of engineering specialities, including electronics, information technology, quality and organisation. Altran offers its clients ongoing support throughout the innovation cycle, from technology watch, applied basic research and management consulting to industrial systems engineering and information systems. The Group provides services to most industries, including the automotive, aeronautics, space and telecommunications sectors. Founded in 1982, Altran operates in 20 priority countries. In 2007, it generated a turnover of 1,591.4 million Euros.

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