Formula Future is the exclusive High Level Training programme set up by Scuderia AlphaTauri and developed in conjunction with Randstad Italia, our team’s Official HR Partner. The Manufacturing Academy and Engineering Academy are the two routes open to students and graduates chosen during the year through a series of on-line interviews structured in partnership with Randstad Italia. Once again in 2021, Formula Future has established itself as one of the most advanced high level training and career integration programmes in the world of Formula 1, providing a solid opportunity to turn one’s passion for F1 into a career. On-line applications took place last February, after which, by the spring, youngsters selected for the 2021 intake began the High Level training under the guidance of skilled Scuderia AlphaTauri staff in our Faenza factory’s classrooms. In July, the training switched from theory to practical work, a bit like going from free practice to a race.
25 students from the Manufacturing Academy started work on an annual contract in the Composite, Painting, Model Shop, Lifing, Electrical, Fabrication and Machine Shop departments. A further 15, from the Engineering Academy, have just embarked on a six month internship after which they will be employed in the Mechanical Design, R&D, Vehicle Performance, Electronics, Reliability, Production Process and Commercial areas. In most cases, this will become a long-term engagement: in fact, since 2015, many of these youngsters have stayed with our team and are now professionals in the world of Formula 1! Others have successfully moved on to different employers or careers. Here is a breakdown of where graduates of the Formula Future scheme are now:
- Scuderia AlphaTauri: 53%
- Other Formula 1 teams: 21%
- Automotive/Motorsport: 16%
- Other activities: 10%
To give a couple of specific examples, of those who have stayed on to work with our team after going through Formula Future:
- 80% of the engineers were signed up immediately after the programme.
- Almost 50% of current Group Leaders on our Production side came through Formula Future.
So the dream can actually become a real career opportunity! That will also be the case in 2022. So stay tuned to our channels to ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for the next intake of the Formula Future Programme, through the online platform provided by Randstad Italia!