Formula E And Modis Launch Talent Search
By Shantanu Srivastav | May 21, 2018
Formula E has teamed-up with its official I.T. partner Modis to launch the search for an aspiring innovator to join the electric street racing series on a six-month internship.
The ‘Innovation Manager’ project will take place under the mentorship of Eric Ernst, Head of Technology at Formula E. The successful candidate will help implement and oversee a new software platform for the opening rounds of season five.
Applicants will be put through their paces with tests designed to measure numerical aptitude, logical thinking and behaviour heuristics. A shortlist of candidates will then be invited to participate in an interview stage, with the winner being announced on July 14.
The internship will involve interaction with teams all over the world and hands-on experience at two race events.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, commented: “It’s great to partner with Modis on this particularly exciting initiative. I’m fully supportive of finding the next generation of new talent and it’s fitting to collaborate with Formula E – the most competitive and accessible platform for innovation and advances in technology currently. I look forward to meeting the applicants and welcoming them to the electric revolution.”
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a smart, young innovator to shine in the highly-competitive world of e-racing and technology,” said Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group – the parent group of Modis and the world’s leading HR solutions partner. “Talent, youth and technology make for a powerful combination in the world of work, and we can’t wait to see how the winner will help to take Formula E to the next level.”
Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing driver and eight-time podium finisher, said of the scheme: “Every role in Formula E demands a mix of smart talent and technological know-how – and the Innovation Manager Challenge will be no different. I think this is a great opportunity for anyone starting their career in motorsport.”