June 16, 2015

Une grande école, pourquoi pas moi”: secondary school students get a look behind the scenes at Renault

On April 30 th , 2014, Renault became a partner in the Ecole Polytechnique’s program Une Grande Ecole, Pourquoi pas Moi (“An Elite School, Why Not Me”), in which it is giving secondary students taking part of the program, information about careers in the automotive industry and issues that companies may be facing today.

 

Secondary school students who are graduating this year had an opportunity to learn about careers at Renault and what goes on inside the company:

  • A visit to Renault’s Flins plant on May 27 th , 2015

The students visited the Flins plant just outside Paris, where the Clio IV and the all-electric city car ZOE are entirely manufactured.

They visited various areas of the plant, from the stamping and sheet metal shops to the assembly lines. Besides getting a first-hand look at an industrial environment, the students had the opportunity to ask any questions that came into their heads.

  • A roundtable on the EOLAB project on June 3 rd , 2015

On June 3 rd , 2015, the students were invited to the Renault Technocentre to meet the people who helped develop the EOLAB project.

EOLAB is one of Renault engineers’ outstanding achievements in the field of innovation. This prototype incorporates some 100 technological advances and boasts fuel consumption of just 1l/100 km.

To reduce consumption, the engineers worked simultaneously at three levels:

- Aerodynamics

- Weight

- Hybrid engine technology.

After the Group’s engineers presented EOLAB, the students were split into small groups so they could talk with them directly about the project.

During this session, the students got a better idea of what a project is and how people work together in it. There were also plenty of opportunities for discussion with the Renault staff on hand.

 

Related document:

http://media.renault.com/global/en-gb/renaultgroup/media/pressrelease.aspx?mediaid=57273&nodeid=126

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