Altran and Renault F1 Team launch the
2010 Altran Engineering Academy
Altran and the Renault F1 Team today launched the 7th season of a
unique competition with a proven track record of bringing young
engineering talent into F1: the Altran Engineering Academy.
It’s an age-old conundrum for talented young engineers aiming for a career at the pinnacle of
motorsport: “How can I get a job in Formula 1?” Since 2004, the Renault F1 Team and Altran
have been providing the answer through the Altran Engineering Academy (AEA), a
competition that identifies and rewards technical excellence at graduate level. The prize
takes the form of a six-month internship in the Research and Development department of the
Renault F1 Team – a genuine opportunity to launch and pursue a career at the highest level
of world motorsport.
For 2010, Altran and the Renault F1 Team will offer not one but two internships to the
winning finalists. The first will be at the team’s chassis development facility in Enstone, UK;
the second at its engine development centre in Viry Châtillon, France. In both cases, the
winning student will join the team for a six month placement that could open the door to a
long career in F1. Included in the package is a salary of €6,500, a Renault pool vehicle with a
business fuel card and accommodation in a one bedroom flat. What’s more, every finalist will
receive a special engraved edition of the recently launched Pilot Watch from Renault F1
Team partner TW Steel to commemorate their achievement.
In order to enter the competition, applicants must be final year students or recent graduates
of a university or prestigious school, who have specialised in science or technology. Entry to
the competition takes the form of a 500 word submission describing a technological
innovation in one of eight areas related to F1 development: aerodynamics, control systems
and electronics, design and analysis, performance engineering, power train energy recovery,
materials research and development, transducers and test technology or vehicle dy dynamics.
The focus of the presentation is on how this innovation can improve car performance, and
how the student plans to conduct the project over the six month internship.
The entry period lasts from March 22 to May 28 2010, with the finalists to be announced on
June 14 on the official website. The 2010 Altran Engineering Academy will feature
representatives from 18 countries that reflect Altran’s positioning and international reach.
They are organized into 11 global regions, and each region will provide one finalist in the
competition. These 11 finalists will present their projects to an expert jury chaired by Robin
Tuluie, Head of R&D at the Renault F1 Team, on July 13 2010 at the team’s Enstone
headquarters. The winning finalists will begin their placements in September 2010.
The Altran Engineering Academy has a proven track record as the launching pad for a career
in F1. 2004 winner Mark Caldwell continues to work with the team as a CAD engineer, while
other winners and finalists have worked with the team in trackside and factory roles, and
continue to do so. The 2009 AEA winner, Helen Makey, triumphed with a presentation on
enhancing energy efficiency through moveable aerodynamics. She was the competition’s
first female winner, and recently had her contract extended to continue working in the team’s
For more information on the 2010 Altran Academy, and for complete details of how to enter
the competition, visit the official website at: www.altran-academy.com
Altran - 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, quality control and simulation. They
contribute their skills to chassis in Enstone, UK, and to engines in Viry Châtillon, near Paris. The
Altran experts are driven not only by the human and sporting adventure, but by the technological
challenge as well.
Altran is the European leader in innovation consulting and high technology. The Group’s 17, 17,149
consultants, operating worldwide, cover the entire range of engineering specialties, including
electronics, information technology, quality and organization… They assist corporations throughout the
innovation process, from technological monitoring, applied basic research and management consulting
to industrial systems engineering and information systems, in most sectors, such as: automotive,
aeronautics, space, telecommunications… Founded in 1982, Altran operates in 26 priority countries. In
2009, it generated a turnover of €1,403.7 million.
More information : www.altran.com
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